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Miller Zell on Track to Meet Landfill Waste Reduction Pledge

ATLANTA, GA, April 18, 2023 — Miller Zell reduced the landfill waste from its production facility by nearly 1,084 tons in 2022 — a 63% recycle rate — as we aim to divert at least 10,000 tons of landfill waste by 2030.

Miller Zell announced its goal in April 2022 to reduce landfill waste by at least five percent annually, until the goal is reached. This involves transitioning current waste production into an alternative recycling stream, while also identifying opportunities to repurpose packaging that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

This is one of many sustainability practices Miller Zell follows as we look to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

“Reducing landfill waste and recycling are good for our planet and are shared goals with our associates and clients,” Miller Zell CEO Chip Miller said. “Sustainability is and will remain a fundamental part of Miller Zell’s business practices — with our in-house standards and our work with client partnerships.”

In November, Miller Zell earned recertification from the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), an honor that demonstrates our ongoing dedication to environmentally friendly policies and practices. Miller Zell is one of just 61 companies in the nation to earn SGP certification, which certifies a printing facility’s operations as sustainable.

Birdley James, Miller Zell’s SGP/Employee Health & Wellness coordinator and Compliance Manager and Press Supervisor, was elected to the SGP Board of Directors in 2021.

Since 2018, the solar panels atop our headquarters have produced 11,354,509 kwh of energy, despite a lengthy stoppage beginning in the summer of 2021 due to tornado damage that required extensive roof repairs.

Other sustainability efforts include:

  • A composting program that processes 794 pounds of waste each month.
  • Responsible material sourcing to actively offset our carbon footprint and the use of Recrylic — recycled acrylic that is itself then recyclable.
  • A comprehensive program in our Atlanta headquarters that includes the use of green and recycled products in the cafeteria, landscaping with native plants that require less water and environmentally friendly pest control.

Learn more about Miller Zell’s comprehensive sustainability efforts.