Happy Earth Day! Did you know about our GREEN initiatives?


APRIL 22, 2018


Mark your calendars – Earth Day is on April 22nd! Did you know about USI’s green initiatives? We have quite a few! Here at USI, we value our community and environment and want to make a conscious effort to be as socially responsible as possible in running our business. USI takes a proactive approach to our environmental responsibilities that shows in many corporate, design and production processes and initiatives.

Here’s a list of our commitments:

Waste Reduction and Recycling Programs USI incorporates common sense recycling programs for its facilities including paper, aluminum, steel, plastic bottles and other recyclables. It’s really quite simple, but surprisingly it’s not as common sense as you might think for some companies! Energy Reduction In moving toward a more energy efficient facility, U-Select-It has implemented programs to transition to a lower energy office environment. PC’s, copy and print systems are changing over to high efficiency models and all computer monitors have been upgraded to lower energy consuming LCD models. Also, facility lighting is moving to higher efficiency lamps. Green Commitment to Our Customers USI products incorporate design features that take advantage of the latest production and component technologies in order to minimize environmental impact and increase product value. Green Purchasing Policies USI is committed to conducting our business in a way that least impacts the environment. We’re always looking for new and different ways to meet that commitment. We are proud to have supplier partners as interested in helping the environment as we are and work with them developing RoHS programs to restrict the use of certain hazardous materials including lead, cadmium and mercury. Energy Efficient Designs USI products are engineered to make use of the latest in electrical, lighting, refrigeration and communication technology making our products the most energy efficient and highest value products on the market. Products include energy saving features such as long life LED lighting; onboard power management controls enabling timed shut down of lighting and refrigeration; and fuel saving remote telemetry options for monitoring of inventory and service needs. Green Painting Processes Our state-of-the-art electrostatic paint system incorporates a multi-stage pre-wash process that recycles the water for multiple uses as well as electronically controlled spray system precisely controlling the amount of paint used on parts. The paint is applied in environmentally controlled booths that are 99.9% efficient in reclaiming unused paint and recycling it with new paint for coating of follow on parts. Environmentally Friendly Foaming Process Our new refrigerated and frozen vending equipment models use ecomate® blowing agent featuring zero ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) and zero GWP (Global Warming Potential). It also is VOC exempt, meaning it does not contribute to smog. Dedicated Refurbishing Center USI is committed to sustainability and is able to efficiently and cost effectively extend the useful working life of vending equipment. We also provide a seamless solution to collection, recycling, treatment and disposal of end of life vending machines.

We are totally 100% committed to contributing positively to our employees, customers, community and environment. What are you going to do this Earth day to show gratitude to your community and environment? Comment below!

Until next time,