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CommScope expands recycling program for Andrew Cable customers

CommScope Inc. has announced it is expanding its cable reel recycling program to customers of Andrew Wireless Solut...


April 21, 2008  


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CommScope Inc. has announced it is expanding its cable reel recycling program to customers of Andrew Wireless Solutions.

The Andrew Reel Recycling initiative is an effort to reduce the waste of reels on which the CommScope division’s HELIAX cables are shipped.

CommScope launched its own ReelSmart recycling program in 1988 for its broadband and wireless cable reels, and today recycles more than 66,000 reels per year, saving approximately 20,000 trees annually.

The North Carolina-based company has twice won that state’s Governor’s Award of Excellence in the large business waste reduction category.

“We expect the Reel Recycling Program to drive a higher level of participation and have a far greater environmental impact than the smaller scale reel recovery program Andrew previously had in place,” said Stan Catey, group vice president and general manager, Cable Products, Andrew.

To encourage participation, Andrew has begun charging customers for reels used for shipping HELIAX cables.

These charges will be partially or completely reimbursed to customers who participate in the Reel Recycling Program, depending on the condition of the reels when returned.