Abt Electronics’ Green Program includes a recycling center, windmills and energy efficient products that save money in an uncertain economy.
Glenview, IL (Vocus) Feb. 17, 2010 -- In a tough economic climate, Abt Electronics is sustaining the environment, conserving energy and reducing costs with its Green Program.
'Our goal is to have no waste, and we are close,' said Mike Abt, company president of Abt Electronics. "It's a core value of the company and is demonstrated in everything we do."
Abt Electronics is an electronic retailer that sells all major appliances (including refrigerators, washers and dryers) as well as small appliances, fitness equipment, home theater and mobile audio equipment. The company has also been recycling old appliances for the last 23 years.
"Recycling was important to us, so we built a recycling center. We made sure that when we leave a customer's home, it is actually greener than when we got there. We bring in energy efficient appliances and electronics and recycle everything that we remove from the home," said Bob Taylor, director of operations.
In October 2007, Abt's new recycling center opened for company and public use, reducing their own garbage bill by $50,000 a year in hauling fees alone.
Recently, Abt Electronics began selling solar panels and windmills for both residential and commercial use. Abt also uses the natural energy procured from the wind turbine to power their
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