The North American manufacturer and supplier of active safety and braking system technologies strengthened its remanufacturing efforts in 2011when it launched its new Bendix Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Center in Huntington, Indiana. With more than 35 years experience in remanufacturing compressors, air dryers, valves and more, Bendix has long recognized the environmental benefits of recycling these parts. It reduces its environmental impact by dismantling products after their initial use, salvaging key components, and reassembling them with salvaged and new components to meet current specifications. This efficient form of recycling reduces the carbon footprint associated with the fabrication of new parts by 80 per cent. In 2011, Bendix remanufactured 300,000 units, recovering more than 70 per cent of the material in the original parts, and diverting more than 4,200 tons of material from landfills. Bendix has achieved a 92% waste diversion rate through emphasis on remanufacturing and recycling. All plants have instituted recycling of waste such as paper, cardboard, wood, plastic, and metal. In 2011, the company diverted more than 5,400 tons of waste and recycled more than 5,200 tons of material. This year, Bendix has diverted 92 per cent of its waste that once would have gone into landfills. "Less than one-twelfth of our waste now goes to landfills, and Bendix is pleased with the progress weve made in recent years toward reducing that fraction to zero", said Maria Gutierrez, Bendix Health, Safety and Environmental Manager. "We feel we are very close to that goal. Every day, we strive to be environmentally conscious in our management decisions and business strategy".

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