Giving Back to the Environment

Giving Back to the Environment

Nitrile Glove Recycling

As part of our green initiative to reduce landfill waste at Cabot Microelectronics, we participate in the Kimberly-Clark RightCycle™ Program.  This program involves the collection of nitrile gloves, a hard-to-recycle and common laboratory item, and have them turned into eco-friendly plastic benches, Adirondack chairs, trash cans, composite wood, frisbees and more. To date, CMC has collected over 5,000 lbs. of used nitrile gloves and was recognized by Kimberly-Clark with Greenovation Awards for several years running.

Nike Reuse-A-Shoe

Shoes_150Wx113H_Shd_HCabot Microelectronics is a proud participant in the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program. Recycling sneakers might sound a little out there, but it wasn’t so long ago that throwing yesterday’s news into today’s trash wasn’t just normal, but the only thing to do with it.

Times have changed – for the better. Today, recycling household waste like plastic, glass, paper and cardboard has become second nature for people around the world.

CMC EHS Community Reuse-A-Shoe 2Nike’s goal is to make recycling athletic shoes second nature, as well. With Nike Reuse-A-Shoe bins available at more than 300 locations in the United States, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, it’s becoming easier than ever to find a shoe recycling facility near you – and even easier to toss your kicks in and let Nike take care of the rest. At CMC, recycling bins are set up at each Aurora facility. Participants place their unwanted sports shoes in the bins. When full, volunteers from our environmental team transport the shoes to the local drop-off center. It’s that easy.

Not only is sports shoe recycling easy to do, but it’s also one more way CMC is working to become a more sustainable company.

Tree Planting Event at EPOCH Facility

Tree_Planting_Event_CMCEpoch_2012On March 27th, 2012, representatives from the CMC Epoch facility, including site EHS Manager, Andy Yen, attending the tree planting event for the Tainan Science Park. Other attendees included CMC customers. Tainan City government and Tainan Science Park also invites the local media to report on this activity. Originally this area served as a landfill site, but with local community effort has now been planted with lots of trees. In several years, it will be turned into a park for the local community to use.

CMC-Epoch has been closely involved in the process to convert the former landfill space into a local park thru soil remediation and monetary donations to purchase trees for planting.

2014 Student Tuition Support – Kaohsiung Site

In 2014, the Taiwan SH&E team made it’s fourth annual monetary donation to a University with a department renowned for its occupational safety and health programs.  The annual donation is given to help select students that are enduring economic hardship.  The first recipients of the annual donation have not only gone on to graduate and find careers, but have expressed their gratitude and donated money to the university to help other students experiencing financial hardships.