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 Environmental


   vision

   Tons of ways
Neokraft is
        helping
            Maine's       Environment


Neokraft Signs is a significant consumer of raw materials, a considerable amount of which goes unused toward the finished sign products we make.

Additionally, with many of the new signs and sign-systems Neokraft produces, an equal number of old existing signs are replaced. The removal of unwanted, old or damaged existing signs throughout the State of Maine is an ongoing process.

"So where do all the old Signs go?"

Remove... Replace...
    RECYCLE!


Plastics (Acrylic & Lexan) totalled about 7 tons of Neokraft's recycled waste material in 2007. Neokraft Signs firmly believes that regardless of anything else, recycling our resources and reducing landfill impact is one of the most powerful ways a company can help clean up and preserve Maine's environment.

How much of an impact can just one local company really make? The answer will surprise you.

Plastics (Acrylic & Lexan)
totalled about 7 tons of
Neokraft's recycled
waste

material in 2007.

About 20 tons of Aluminum was recycled by Neokraft in the year 2007. Aluminum is widely used in the fabrication of sign cabinets, pole covers, channel letters and other sign trim elements.
About 20 tons of Aluminum was recycled by Neokraft in the year 2007. Aluminum is widely used in the fabrication of sign cabinets, pole covers, channel letters and other sign trim elements.

The Enormous Impact of Recycling

In the year 2007, Neokraft Signs recycled more than 64 tons of Steel, Aluminum, Plastics and Cardboard. Yes. Sixty-Four Tons.

More than 128,373 lbs.

2007 NEOKRAFT SIGNS, INC.
RECYCLED WASTE
                 (lbs)    (tons)
STEEL
72,180
36 
 
ALUMINUM
39,606
20 
 
PLASTICS
13,500
 
STAINLESS STEEL
1,587
0.80 
 
CARDBOARD
1,500
0.75 
16 cu. yds
TOTAL:
128,373
64 
 
 
(lin.feet)
(miles)
 
FLUORESCENT LAMPS
9,231
1.75 
 
Click Photo for Larger Image... From left to right: Robert Thompson, AVCOG Executive Director; Ferg Lea, AVCOG Planning Division Director; Peter Murphy, Neokraft Signs President; and James Collins, AVCOG President.
Neokraft Recieves AVCOG Recognition Award for Environmental Achievement
April 23, 2008

"In recognition of...leadership in the business community to incorporate extensive recycling initiatives" AVCOG,
the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments has chosen Neokraft Signs as the 2008 recipient of the Environmental Achievement award for "Exemplary Recycling Efforts."

Learn more about AVCOG's latest awards and initiatives in their 2008 Summer Newsletter!

Neokraft Signs recycled approximately 36 tons of steel in 2007 alone! Structural steel is used for post and support applications in nearly all freestanding signs.
Neokraft Signs recycled approximately 36 tons of steel in 2007 alone! Structural steel is used for post and support applications in nearly all freestanding signs.

While extremely energy-efficient, fluorescent lamps contain small amounts of mercury which can pose a hazard in the environment, threatening plants, animals, fish and humans. Neokraft serviced and recycled more than 9,231 linear feet (1.75 miles) of fluorescent lamps in 2007!
While extremely energy-efficient, fluorescent lamps contain small amounts of mercury which can pose a hazard in the environment, threatening plants, animals, fish and humans. Neokraft serviced and recycled more than 9,231 linear feet (1.75 miles) of fluorescent lamps in 2007!

Fluorescent Lamps:
Energy Efficient &                   Recyclable

Neokraft recycled more than 9250 ft. (1.75 miles) of intact fluorescent tubes in 2007. The reclaiming and recycling of fluorescent tubing and gases is environmentally important.

For more detailed data relating to fluorescent lighting and the environment, please read this document prepared by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA).



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