Foundries are the ultimate recyclers. For generations, Waupaca Foundry has created new products out of recycled steel scrap and iron and re-uses many of the raw materials used in creating iron castings. However, foundries are also energy-intensive businesses and it is imperative that Waupaca keeps finding smarter ways to use and preserve the planet’s natural resources.
Waupaca Foundry has a 10-year vision for sustainability with achievable goals for reducing its environmental impact by 2020:
use intensity by 25%.
water use consumption by 80%.
Promote alternative processes and maintain state of the art
foundry sand generation by 30% while promoting offsite reuse/recycling opportunities of remaining spent foundry materials to achieve zero landfill disposal
Waupaca Foundry maintains an Environment Management System and is registered to ISO 140001 at all