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.