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JAMAK Fabrication, Inc.

Year Submitted: 2010

Process: Cafeteria/Breakroom

Industry: Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: Styrofoam cups

Location: Weatherford TX

No. of employees: 240

Contact: Larry Norris

Phone: 817-598-5248


In 2006, an employee raised a concern about the health hazards and pollution issues related with Styrofoam. We found that we had purchased 32,000 Styrofoam cups in 2006 at a purchase cost of $1,960. We implemented a program beginning 2007 stating that if our employees wanted to drink beverages we provided, they had to provide their own container and be responsible for them.

P2 Application:

We stopped providing Styrofoam cups. We reviewed our purchasing history to determine the quantity of cups used previously.

  • Total Cost Savings: $1,960.00

Details of Reductions

  • 32,000.0 - item of   Styrofoam cups

Additional Information :

We reduced our general trash and landfill costs. Most beneficial was the elimination of Styrofoam cups left setting around the facility with varying amounts of coffee or other beverages in them.

Source: TCEQ

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