Environmental Policy

Environmental protection is a top priority at Winsor Fireform. With deep roots in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, the employees of Winsor Fireform greatly value a healthy environment and are committed to its preservation. The following evidence reflects our environmental priorities:

 

  • Winsor has invested time, effort and substantial amounts of money into systems for environmental protection. We have implemented a closed loop in our manufacturing processes. Zero process wastewater is discharged into the sewer system. Some production materials are reclaimed for re-use.
     
  • Although not required to do so, we have implemented equipment and procedures that reduce our use of water.
     
  • We recycle steel, aluminum, cardboard, styrofoam, paper, and plastic.
     
  • We ship our product in heavy-duty, reusable plywood shipping boxes rather than cheaper, disposable cardboard containers.

Our product itself is environmentally friendly because:
 

  • Porcelain panels are permanent, in contrast with other products whcih have short useful lives that end up in a landfill after a couple of years.
     
  • Our kilns, in which we fire the panels, are powered by clean, renewable, hydroelectric power. We also recently replaced our old kilns with new more energy efficient kilns.
     
  • Unlike many competing laminate and fiberglass products, porcelain enamel is not the product of non-renewable fossil fuels.