Miller Truck Lines, an Oklahoma based 32-year-old company, has announced the launch of their corporate sustainability and industrial services division, Miller Environmental Transfer. Miller Environmental Transfer (MET) has begun fulfilling extensive recycling commitments, as well as waste-to-energy and zero landfill initiatives for several fortune 500 companies.
Todd Ray, President of MET, says “Consumers’ expectations are changing. They absolutely want value, but desire to do business with environmentally responsible companies. The larger companies are recognizing this shift in purchasing decisions and changing how they manage their waste streams. They are aligning with sustainability goals and improving their treatment of the environment. Corporations are discovering that they can reduce waste, recycle more and use remaining items to create energy to power homes and businesses. This synergy is a win-win for everyone.”
MET was established in 2014 as a collaborative effort between the Miller family and Todd Ray. They quietly entered the marketplace testing their systems and processes for reducing industrial waste. Their team includes experts in profiling all types of waste including non-hazardous and hazardous, best practices for recycling and solutions for industrial waste that is not recyclable. MET currently provides services in 10 states with plans to expand extensively by the end of 2016. In 2015 alone, they transported 275 million lbs. of material for recycling, waste-to-energy, and beneficial re-use
Todd Ray continues explaining these market shifts, “The big box stores and corporations now have report cards that include measuring efforts to reduce their environmental impact. They are recognizing that recycling not only attracts more customers but that their investment in recycling will actually pay for itself. Another substantial influence is the millennial generation. They are being taught at a much younger age, than our generation, about valuing the environment. They expect to see this value in their products and the companies who make them and are the largest employed demographic. It is safe to say that a new culture is evolving around being environmentally sound.”
Waste Saved from Landfills and Renewable Energy Generated in 2015