Made in Central Ohio:
Weisenbach Recycled Products
Spotlighting producers of goods in the middle of the Buckeye State
by Craig Lovelace | for Business First | Feb 22, 2013
Earth911.com - 03/08/12 - To recycle or not to recycle: That’s the dilemma you face when you’re ready to toss out the plastic cap that came on your soda or water bottle.
For years, recycling programs across the country have told their residents that plastic bottle caps could not be recycled curbside with their other plastics and instead, should be disposed of in the garbage bin. But industry groups say that with advances in technology and increased demand for recycled plastics, bottle cap recycling may be coming to your city in the near future.
One day I was innocently shopping at my local Costco when I made what I call an eco-no-no: the leading cause of green guilt. It was unexpected and out of character for me. How could this happen? It may have been the savory samples, distracting me at every turn, or the book of coupons, burning a hole of savings in my clutched hand. But these were mere excuses for what happened next... dare I say it? PLASTIC HAPPENED! 20 bowls of it!
Weisenbach Recycled Products walks the green talk in every aspect of their company. "Answers [from Dan Weisenbach] make for long phone calls, but great interviews," writes Melanie McIntyre of The Metropreneur.
Exclusive football shaped recycling bin delivers a winning combination. It's easy to spot, easy to access, and helps keep the stadium Green. Made of recycled plastic and ready to customize with team logos; fans won't pass the chance to recycle bottles and cans.
Baking Management, September 1, 2009 -- This small bakery proactively pursued enviro-friendly packaging materials, taking the lead in the drive toward more corporate responsibility…Printing is done by Weisenbach Recycled Products, also in Columbus, which uses soy-based ink that emits far fewer volatile organic carbons (VOCs)-a parameter the EPA uses to monitor pollution.
Glass Packaging Institute Newsletter, September 2009 -- When Dan Weisenbach, President of Weisenbach Recycled Products, learned that many Columbus area bars and restaurants did not have a plan in place for recycling their waste glass, his gears began to spin. Weisenbach's company makes a unique line of glass awards that are increasingly popular with his customers. “We do awards for green organizations, but also for customers who appreciate a gorgeous award. And everyone loves that it's made from recycled bottles,” says Weisenbach.
Waste & Recycling News, June 8, 2009 -- Recessions and depressed economies present opportunities for recycling companies that may be able to pick up a piece of equipment for a good price and increase their services and capabilities, he said. “We have to keep changing just to even hope to keep up or stay ahead of the game,” Weisenbach said. “We’ve added equipment, and we did add a couple of people as well.”
The RWord, CRA Newsletter, Spring 2009 -- CRA Member, Weisenbach Recycled Products is giving us all a reason to raise a toast to environmental responsibility. The company's exclusive line of presentation glass, made from 100% recycled wine and spirits bottles, received rave reviews in Spartanburg and at conferences across the country. For anyone seeking a unique way to recognize outstanding performance, these beautiful works of art are the clear, and colorful choice.
PRWeb, April 8, 2009 -- Recycling works for Green Restaurants and Bars in creative partnership with industry pioneer. Each week, Weisenbach Recycled Products picks up 500 lbs. of empty glass bottles from 5 popular establishments. The glass is crushed, melted, and crafted into beautiful art pieces for the company's exclusive line of recognition awards. The Columbus Ohio Earth Day Challenge Cup, sponsored by NetJets, is a Weisenbach product made from recycled wine and spirits bottles from the restaurants.
COLUMBUS, OH, April 7, 2009—As Earth Day spins near, Weisenbach Recycled Products (WRP) is giving us a reason to raise a toast to environmental responsibility. The company’s exclusive line of presentation glass, made from 100% recycled wine and spirits bottles, has received rave reviews. WRP’s clients, seeking a unique way to recognize outstanding performance are understandably excited about this beautifully recycled art form.
PRWeb, March 3, 2009 -- Entrepreneur who pioneered industry posts best-ever in 2008, adding to the mounting evidence that sustainability is here to stay. After record sales year, business growth indicators are positive for this "green" business as they look to the traditionally busy season surrounding Earth Day, and beyond.
Columbus, OHIO – January 29, 2009, Weisenbach Recycled Products has issued its first annual sustainability report. Established in 1981, Weisenbach holds numerous trademarks and patents on recycling, awareness, and pollution prevention products. Weisenbach Recycled Products is both a specialty printing firm and an innovative recycler of waste and scrap; repurposing such materials as plastic caps, glass bottles and circuit boards into over 600 promotional items, awards and retail consumer products. Download the 2010 Sustainability Report.
American Printer, September 1, 2008 – BRONZE: Weisenbach Recycled Products. “Green practices were part of our standard operating procedures long before it was popular,” says Dan. “Since 1989, our customers received their jobs on recycled paper, printed with soy inks whether they asked for it or not.” Today, its house text and cover stocks are FSC-certified with 100 percent PCW. Paperboard contains 100 percent recycled fiber. EPA-compliant vendors Safety Kleen and Spirit Linen Service respectively handle waste ink and shop towel processing.
The Columbus Dispatch, April 22, 2008 – Local Columbus company was one of the first to work with recycled materials. "Isn't that beautiful?" [Dan Weisenbach] said. "Companies give us their garbage; we make something out of it and sell it back to them." Today is Earth Day, when every company wants to tout its intention to save the planet. Weisenbach, however, was a "green" businessman before green became a buzzword.
C-BUS Magazine, July/August 2007– In this issue, Mike Gorman and Phil Sorentino discuss the current efforts to promote the environment and green business initiatives in central Ohio with Mike Long, Executive Director for the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO), and Dan Weisenbach, owner of Weisenbach Specialty Printing & Manufacturing, Inc.
Print Solutions Magazine, July 2007 – Green companies focus on sustainable business practices that give equal emphasis to economic considerations, the environment and social responsibility.
The Daily Collegian, August 1, 2005 – The company, headed by Dan Weisenbach, aims to make people aware of the possibilities recycling has to offer by creating useful, everyday products made of everything from recycled paper to recycled glass. Weisenbach displayed these products at the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania's (PROP) 15th annual conference from July 27 to 29 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.
Business First, September 14, 2001 – When it comes to trade shows, companies know first and lasting impressions are everything when it comes to pulling in new customers. Dan Weisenbach, president of Weisenbach Specialty Printing Inc. in Columbus, said traditional items are still effective, but many clients are now opting for gizmo giveaways that are either uniquely functional or just plain fun to make their mark.
Business First, June 18, 1999 – Federal and state regulations may have to force some companies into line when it comes to protecting the environment, but many small businesses are finding there are real advantages to being environmentally responsible. Efforts to recycle, reduce waste or prevent pollution are all having direct and indirect impacts on some firms' bottom line, and many are being recognized in the community for their efforts. Features Bron-Shoe Co., The Frame Station, NitschkeSampsonDietz Inc., Three C Body Shop Inc., and Weisenbach Specialty Printing.
Business First, October 4, 1996 – When Dan Weisenbach needed more space to accommodate his growing business, he found a way to make a new home in an old building. The clean, green way to build success.