Global Recycling Day is an important reminder of the urgent need for sustainable practices and the role of businesses in promoting recycling. At JBT Corporation, we’re committed to reducing waste and promoting recycling through ongoing initiatives at our various sites, as well as our Model R program for refurbishing machinery.

Celebrating Global Recycling Day

On Global Recycling Day, we celebrate the importance of recycling and renew our commitment to reducing waste and promoting sustainability. JBT is proud to be part of this global effort to create a more sustainable future. This year, we’re commemorating Global Recycling Day by launching new initiatives to increase recycling rates at our sites and expand our Model R program, which help contribute to a circular economy.

JBT’s ongoing recycling initiatives

At JBT, we believe that reducing waste and promoting recycling is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes good business sense. That’s why we have implemented recycling programs at various sites, which focus on reducing waste and increasing recycling rates. We also educate and promote the importance of recycling to employees and give them access to ‘Tip & Tricks’ on best practices to implement recycling in their daily lives. JBT remains committed to identifying new opportunities to reduce waste, increase recycling rates, and promote sustainability across our sites. Through these ongoing efforts, we aim to create a more sustainable future for generations to come.

JBT’s Model R program

One of the key ways we reduce waste and promote sustainability and a circular economy is through our Model R program, which focuses on refurbishing machinery to extend its lifespan and reduce waste. By refurbishing equipment rather than disposing of it, we not only reduce our environmental impact but also provide significant cost savings for our customers. For example, in the past year, we refurbished a large number of machines for customers, giving these old machines a new life instead of going to a landfill. We’re proud to be leading the way in promoting circular economy practices through our Model R program.

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JBT’s collaboration and partnerships

We understand that promoting recycling and reducing waste requires collaboration and partnerships. That’s why we have worked with our suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders to promote sustainability across the supply chain. For example, JBT citrus processing machinery helps promote upcycling by using everything from the peels to the pips to the pulps which would normally just be thrown away and turns them into valuable products such as essential oils. This is just one example of many JBT solutions that help contribute to reusing precious resources such as water and energy. Through these efforts, we were able to reduce waste and increase recycling rates across the supply chain, benefitting both the environment and the bottom line.

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Future plans and goals

Looking ahead, JBT is committed to further promoting sustainability and reducing waste. We have set ambitious goals for reducing waste and increasing recycling rates across our sites, as well as for expanding our Model R program to refurbish even more machinery. We’re also committed to promoting sustainability across the industry, through collaborations, partnerships, and other initiatives. By working together, we can create a more sustainable future for all. As we celebrate Global Recycling Day, we invite our customers, partners, and stakeholders to join us in this important effort. Together, we can create a more sustainable future for generations to come.


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