BOSTON—Technomad Associates, a manufacturer of weatherproof loudspeakers and audio systems, has introduced recycled plastic into its loudspeaker manufacturing process.
The effort to reduce waste is part of the company’s developing green initiative. The switch to recycled plastic reduces waste without altering the manufacturing process or affecting product durability. The recycled plastic is processed, dyed black and used in place of the new plastic formerly used for the company’s black loudspeaker cabinets.
“We want to take advantage of the opportunity presented by our manufacturing process to reduce waste,” says Rodger von Kries, vice president of Technomad. “This also benefits our customers by allowing us to minimize our manufacturing costs, compared to using new plastic, a petroleum product that is subject to cost increases along with rising oil prices.”