We deal with hazardous materials that aren't real good for the environment, but taken care of appropriately, they are OK," said John Walton, chief accounting officer at Pool Tech Midwest in Cedar Rapids.
Since business is down in the economy, Pool Tech Midwest
, like other companies, has had to layoff employees, so cost is always a consideration as it tries to become more green."We try.
There is always more you can do," he
While recycling is more expensive than hauling away everything in the trash, the company felt it was important to implement, but other efforts like employing a green janitorial service haven't cost more.
The company is also trying to convert all of its operations manuals to CDs and DVDs, helping save reams of paper.
"If everybody does a little something, it goes a long way," Walton