Sustainability

Case Study 1: Petrochemical wet resin application

Challenge

A petrochemical company is land filling wet resin because they don't have or know of an efficient recycling capability under their current logistics, labor and product management structure.

Solution

STR’s discovery process uncovers the real issue: cost effective wastewater management, collection and logistics. Installation of special liners within roll off containers will allow the water to drain while retaining the product –– a simple solution leveraging STR’s understanding of labor cost needs and industry standards.

 

Case Study 2: Waste material

Challenge

A large organization is having difficulty efficiently sorting their waste material. This causes the organization to be unable to close loop their product, and miss the opportunity to capture any real recovery because the recycler is doing all of the sorting. In addition to lost value on the sell side, or lost recovery on the yield side, the organization is also losing the ability to understand yield from different product lines, cutting into the profitability for their entire finished goods line.

Solution

STR develops labor-friendly strategies to support sorting and separation processes that are transferable to temporary and permanent employees. Implementation of changes in the collection process at the front of the line would enhance efficiency, mitigating the potential for complications when selling the product, and discovering issues that have caused or may be causing issues with yield.

Summary

In these cases and all of our projects, robust data recording and reporting with our partners creates continued enhancements to efficiency. Under these circumstances, we work ourselves out of the job, but get the strong business referral and a reputation that earns us long-term, repeatable business relationships.