Additionally, using servo robots they incrementally stack many of the K'NEX parts, reducing part distortion, while tripling, or quadrupling the number of parts packed into the same size carton. This also helps in the sustainability initiative by reducing the amount of overall cardboard used.
All scrap is reused and recycled and Rodon uses only non toxic colorants and resins. Rodon also runs FDA‐regulated products, uses resin sources certified by FDA, RoHS, REACH, and NSF, and is one of the first molding facilities in its area to have been designated as a "Landfill‐Free Facility" by Sustainable Waste Solutions, LLC. Sustainable Waste Solutions, LLC (SWS) provides a landfill‐free alternative for recycling, waste transportation, and disposal to companies of all sizes and across a broad range of industries throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley and Delaware. Using a state‐of‐the‐art Energy‐from‐Waste resource recovery facility, they generate enough electricity from waste to power tens of thousands of homes per day in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Read our press release about being designated as a Landfill-Free facility.
All lubricants and cleaners used in processing are non‐toxic and no hazardous chemicals are used in the plant. Recent, ongoing efforts include installation of plant‐wide motion sensor activated high‐efficiency lighting to help save on energy costs. Rodon's customers are offered a returnable/reusable packaging program and all employees are able to participate in a recycling program including a drop off for any used lights, electronics, computer equipment, batteries.
As a member of Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc. (ECS) the largest private demand response provider in North America, Rodon curtails their energy usage during peak periods of demand, typically in the summer on extreme heat days when energy usage is at its highest.
Rodon was recognized by PPL Electric Utilities Corporation for our energy efficient measures we have taken over the year and was awarded to the E-power Energy-Smart Business Honor Roll.