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5S Supply helps Community Spirit Shine Bright

January 29, 2013


At 5S Supply we believe strongly in giving back and investing in the local community and was a proud sponsor of the Third Annual Christmas Tree and Holiday Light Recycling program.


The event was organized by 5S Supply’s very own Customer Care Manager, Jennifer Molski. Jennifer founded the program three years ago after moving to the area and being surprised to see so many Christmas Trees at the curb on their way to landfill with vital nutrients being wasted. She knew there had to be a better way and saw this as a great opportunity to bring the community together around an important cause – the environment.

The response to the program has been tremendous! This year’s effort collected 500 Trees and 1,500 pounds of Lights. The Trees are chipped and mulched and used on the trails at Irons Oaks while the non-working Lights are separated by plastic, copper and glass then recycled. The event was held December 29 and January 5 at Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center located South of Chicago near 5S Supply’s headquarters.

Jennifer shared that “by working for 5S Supply the past several years I have become much more conscious about the environment and am grateful to work in such an enriching workplace. At our warehouse we practice Green thinking, practice waste reduction and continuously seek out way to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.”

Click here to view a short video on the program>> Christmas Tree Recycling

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