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Everyday is Recycling Day at Duncan Aviation

Posted by Kaela Paseka on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

Duncan Aviation is not only the world leader in business aviation tip-to-tail support; it is also an industry leader in reducing the use of hazardous chemicals. In the past 10 years Duncan Aviation has reduced emissions of hazardous air pollutants by 50%.

At Duncan Aviation we have voluntarily chosen to apply the most stringent approach to controlling hazardous air emissions, applying maximum achievable control technology to our operations. And, our environmental staff is always looking for safer choices as they review chemical processes, protecting the environment and making Duncan Aviation a safer workplace.  

Duncan Aviation has a solid environmental compliance record. In June, our Lincoln facility received an unannounced EPA Hazardous Waste inspection. Employee training records, hazardous waste profiles, and storage areas were reviewed by the EPA. The company and its employees were credited for having no violations and the EPA inspector praised Duncan Aviation’s work in his review.

(L to R) Lincoln Mayer Beutler, Mike Tuma, Kelly Becker, both from Duncan Aviation, and Lancaster County Commissioner Larry Hudkins

“We actively support our communities and respect the environment, and we encourage our team members to be mindful to minimize waste and recycle,” said Jeff Lake, the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

On November 2, 2016, we were chosen as the 2016 Lincoln, Nebraska, and Lancaster County Environmental Leadership Award recipient in the Business and Industry category, recognizing our efforts to improve the environment and protect public health.

Currently, Duncan Aviation is striving to have zero cardboard waste. Cardboard, it’s easy to identify and unlike plastic and glass, there is a steady demand to recycle it. It’s simple, recycle more and our trash service expenses will decrease, not to mention our future city taxes. Together we can postpone our communities needing to generate new landfills.

Here is a list of additional green initiatives Duncan Aviation is taking:

  • Foam Recycling since the beginning of 2015: 11,709.4 pounds (equaling 70 dumpsters) of foam from going to our local landfill
  • Adopt-a-Highway: twice a year in Lincoln and three times a year in Battle Creek, MI.
  • Winter Coat Drive for local homeless shelters
  • Annual Clothing Drives
  • Pallet Competition (companywide competition amongst employees)

Tags: Careers & Recruiting


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