Bensenville, IL (PRWEB) April 19, 2010
As Earth Day gears up for its 40th anniversary, Aaron Equipment Company is celebrating its own environmental efforts. Long before the April 22nd holiday even existed, the firm was promoting the ‘going green’ agenda. For nearly a quarter century, Aaron Equipment has been buying and selling used and reconditioned equipment that might otherwise have ended up as scrap metal, wastefully filling up landfills. In so doing, it has been embracing the Earth Day agenda of advancing climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs for close to 75 years.
According to an April 2009 AOL Autos article titled “Never Green: Does My Car Decompose?” “You can still find intact sheet metal on cars 50 years old.” Indeed, it is estimated that it takes 60 to 80 years for the metal break-down process to be completed. But that’s nothing compared to the aluminum engine blocks. Because “an oxide forms a barrier around the aluminum,” it can take anywhere from 500 to 1,000 years for the engine to decompose.
These figures paint a disturbing picture of what happens when vehicles – and other large pieces of equipment like those Aaron Equipment Company carries – “aren’t recycled properly and are allowed to return to nature.” Fortunately, worldwide recycling methods have been put in place that are reversing that trend. Indeed, steel has become one of the mostly widely recycled materials in the world. “Steel Recycling Rates at a Glance,” published by Recycle-Steel.org, estimates that “in 2008, more than 97% of structural steel and 106% of automobiles were recycled, comparing the current steel consumption for each industry with the amount of recycled steel being produced.”
But even before recycling is considered, Aaron tries to return their equipment back into the workforce.
Most of the equipment that Aaron offers has been previously used in a manufacturing process in one way or another. They procure the machinery when there is a change in a process, when a line is discontinued or when a plant closes. Aaron then markets the equipment to other manufacturers who can use the equipment in whole or as parts.
Michael Cohen, Aaron Equipment spokesperson, is proud of the fact that his company’s used equipment selling and reconditioning services beat out even the most ardent recycling efforts by putting metal-heavy equipment back into use as opposed to in the recycling centers or, worse, in the garbage dumps. “We were Earth Day promoters decades before Earth Day was cool,” he points out.
Businesses owners who would like to make the 40th anniversary of Earth Day have lasting impact can learn more about Aaron Equipment Company’s used and reconditioned equipment online at http://www.AaronEquipment.com. Interested media may arrange a company interview by calling (630) 350-2200.