Sustainability Commitment

We currently transport 70% of our recycled materials to consumers via barge, and we are striving to increase this to 80% by 2030. This initiative will assist our partners in achieving their sustainability objectives, creating a greener planet for future generations.


Barges have the smallest carbon footprint. They produce far fewer greenhouse gases compared to transport by truck and rail.


Barge transportation is the safest means of transporting bulk commodities. Our inland waterways system moves goods more safely than rail or highway and reduces the number of transportation-related injuries and fatalities.


Barge transport has the lowest cost and the least fuel consumption among surface transportation.

Minimizing our Environmental Impact

We eliminate 200 trucks from our roads per month by transferring materials between our Forest View and Joliet, IL locations using our company-owned, dedicated barges. The addition of our Forest View barge dock in late 2023 was paramount in our efforts to decrease greenhouse gasses emitted by our trucks, increase safety, decrease fuel consumption, and increase efficiency.

Let us help you meet your sustainability goals.