The World’s Only Recyclable Escalator Handrail

Jeno Eppel – President of EHC Global, is pleased to announce that in service of one of its mission’s objectives of “making the world a better place”, the firm now has the ability to recycle over 90% of the material from its escalator handrails. Driven by its ongoing efforts with the ISO14001 environmental management system and using custom designed equipment, high-grade thermoplastic urethane is successfully being recovered and reprocessed into premium product.

Recycling of previously discarded process scrap effectively reduces energy and material consumption throughout our entire global supply chain. EHC’s automated process takes place within a controlled environment designed to prevent contamination. This contributes to a recognized decrease in the amount of pollutants released from our facility.

We encourage our customers to think green with us, and make use of the world’s only truly recyclable handrail.

EHC Achieves ISO14001 Certification

SGS recently certified EHC Global’s Head Office located in Oshawa to the ISO14001- 2004 Environmental Management System Standard for its commitment to meeting environmental standards.

“We have always been dedicated to becoming environmentally sound and helping make our community a healthier place to live. This year, those efforts have been formally recognized by bringing in SGS. I am tremendously proud of our staff’s commitment to making the world a better place.” Jeno Eppel, President

One of the many changes EHC invested in was finding ways to reduce usage of Isocyanates – toxic substances that have the potential to harm humans and the environment. The result has been a reduction by 92% in their Oshawa facility, so far, and plans are in progress for complete elimination. In addition, overall usage of VOC solvents has been reduced by 25%. By using more environmentally friendly materials, EHC is focused on achieving a healthier work environment.

“The diversion of tonnes of waste from landfills each year is a direct result of EHC’s ongoing commitment to the environment by utilizing all the resources available, including the recycling of almost all our major components” Duane Cook, EHC’s Environmental Manager.

This certification represents just one aspect, albeit an important one, of EHC’s continued commitment to provide products that are not only environmentally safe but offer cost-effective solutions. Realizing the long-term implications of rising fuel and energy costs in general, EHC has taken the necessary steps to mitigate energy inefficiencies in hopes to offset the increased expense and avoid burdening customers with additional costs. Says Eppel, “We believe the extensive environmental and conservation measures we have undergone in recent months, reinforce that commitment. To keep our commitment top of mind, we are celebrating with all of our staff on July 17th with a tree planting ceremony at our Head Office in Oshawa.”

EHC is now looking towards products of the future – new materials and ways of manufacturing that use less material overall.