WRR Environmental Services Co., Inc. in Eau Claire, Wisconsin is a union employer that recycles organic solvents so they can be reused for paint, printing, and industrial applications. Charles Terry, the Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, says that recycling a truckload of organic solvent can save approximately 40 tons of green house gases, and it also reduces dependency on foreign oil. Any of the material that can’t be recycled is made into an alternative fuel for cement kilns. In addition to solvents, WRR also works with certain plastics, converting it into a chemical that can be reused instead of going to a landfill for disposal.
Terry says he feels it’s important to work in a green job because he wants to do something to make the world a better place for his children and grandchildren.