Our Commitments

Environmental Sustainabililty

Gopher Resource has a 71-year history of environmental excellence and responsible operations. Every decision we make is driven by our commitment to protecting the environment. It’s what we do, meticulously, 365 days a year. It’s also how we think and invest.

In the past decade alone, we have voluntarily invested over $100 million in environmental initiatives, equipment and new technology. We lead in the research, development and application of technologies that advance safe, sustainable lead battery recycling for our entire industry.

RECYCLING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Keep approximately 20 million spent lead-based automotive, industrial and stationary batteries from going into landfills annually
  • Process nearly 500 million pounds of lead annually for re-use
  • Process over 30 million pounds of polypropylene into pellets for re-use
  • Operate The Recycling Zone, a community recycling center for Dakota County, Minnesota residents

SUSTAINABILITY ACTIONS

  • Capturing and treating process water and storm water runoff
  • Use of solar panels and wind energy
  • Use of high-efficiency LED lighting, motors, air filters and scrubbers
  • Proactive investments in research and development teams to develop new, sustainable practices
  • Collaborating with global industry groups on sustainability
  • Operating facilities at the highest regulated capacity for best efficiency
  • Tampa administration/safety building was built to LEED Gold Building standards
  • Eagan office building air and water is heated by waste heat from the recycling process
  • Sourcing of components and furnishings from recycled and recyclable products

Protecting the environment drives everything we do.

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