March 2005

Cascade Engineering assists recycling efforts in El Salvador

Grand Rapids, MI— The town of San Jose Villanueva, El Salvador has resolved to become a cleaner, more environmentally friendly place in 2005, due to 2,100 recycling bins donated by Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Cascade Engineering.

Cascade Engineering coordinated and made the donation in conjunction with Epilogos Charities, a non-profit organization that seeks to bring lasting relief to victims of poverty through education, leadership training, and community development. The 18-gallon recycling bins, along with donated clothing goods, dental equipment and other supplies, arrived in El Salvador earlier this month.

“Cascade Engineering’s sustainable business philosophy extends beyond the local West Michigan community and we’re happy to help out with these bins,” said Mike Lobbestael, Cascade Engineering vice president of Industrial Solutions. “This donation is a way for us to help an impoverished village improve their living conditions, waste disposal and removal. It’s good for the environment, but more importantly, it’s good for the residents of San Jose Villanueva.”

According to Epilogos Charities, waste removal and health issues are a major problem and these bins will result in a dramatic decrease in diseases caused by festering garbage and other waste.

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