Maverick Enterprises, Inc. Green Statement
Maverick Enterprises Customer Recycling Program
Maverick Enterprises recycles all returned capsules regardless of producer. This allows any capsule material sent back in our trucks to be added to our recycling program. Maverick Enterprises has developed a 100% post consumer recycled cardboard box for delivering capsules that is sturdy and easily reusable. The boxes can last for a dozen uses or more, before being recycled.
Maverick Enterprises installed an oxidizer which burns off the VOCs associated with the printing process. At the time of installation, this was entirely above and beyond the air quality regulations. The print shop is able to reduce its material use by substituting substandard material for color matching. This material would otherwise have to be recycled prior to any use. Maverick employs print cylinders that are durable and recyclable. By using a steel core and chrome plating the print cylinders, we can be assured of their durability. When we are done with a cylinder and its artwork for a customer we re-engrave and reuse all of our cylinders.
Not only are the elements we use green and efficient at our printing facility, but our newly built Printing Facility at Ford Road was engineered to hold solar panels which is a project Maverick will be working towards in the near future.
Maverick Enterprises has a state of the art ink monitoring system to reduce our consumption of inks. The new system can measure out the exact amount of each color needed. It also can track the inventory of inks on hand. The system can track inks left over from a job and automatically call for them if they can be used in a future formulation.
Maverick offers two alternatives to PVC capsules. A PLA, plant based alternative and PET(g), a bio-friendly, compostable material for those looking for a cleaner, sustainable product.
All excess material is collected for recycling. The inspection process uses rechargeable strobe lights. The cardboard cores that are used to wind the material are collected and reused. Maverick Enterprises has designed a durable inventory cart that can be reused indefinitely for staging projects.
The capsule shop has been designed to increase efficiency. We are able to save and inventory all excess material at the completion of jobs and reuse that material on a future job of the same color. The gel inks used for embossed and painted capsules are sourced locally in the Bay Area. Each machine station has recycling drums for each of the materials that use to ensure ease of use. The operators will always have the appropriate recycling container nearby. We use energy efficient swamp coolers for climate control.
Maverick Enterprises maintains its own fleet of delivery vehicles. We combine deliveries to increase efficiency as well as using the right vehicle. Maverick has delivery vehicles from a van up to a tractor-trailer. The shipping department will coordinate deliveries and returns of our boxes as well as material for recycling.
Maverick Enterprises has a technical support closely located to Sonoma and the Napa Valley area making facility visits and on site assistance a great asset to our customers. This well located position minimizes the travel requirements for supporting our customers. All traveling for our customers is done with high fuel efficient cars.
The City of Ukiah maintains an electric division which sources 80% of our electricity from renewable sources. The primary sources of our power are from hydroelectric and geothermal generation.
MavGreen Earth Program
As our position in the industry continues to grow we feel a continued responsibility to lead in our efforts for a sustainable green company. As such Maverick has been in search of a company who will work to allow us to recycle certain items from our facility that most here in California have found to be very difficult. In an effort to find a source to divert items such as corrugate, pallets, and stretch film away from landfills, our team was in need of a solution that would be environmentally impactful and began researching and speaking with numerous companies.
From our ambition to make an impact sprang a new company, we could not be more proud of and Adam Hewitt, owner and operator of Green Earth Solutions has partnered with Maverick Enterprises to pioneer and bring a revolutionary recycling program to Ukiah.
On October 16th Maverick launched our initiative, the MavGreen Earth program that will mark the beginning of Maverick earning the state certification as a ‘Green Certified’ company within the next year. Along with our continual efforts in sustainability and turning our community into a global movement, Maverick’s new program will also put our company on the path to achieve becoming a company that is for profit, but works to solve social and environmental problems, known as a Business Corporation or B Corp.
With numerous other companies in the Ukiah area getting on board and starting their own programs from the determination of Maverick and Green Earth Solutions, we look forward to seeing companies thrive in Mendocino County in their renewed sustainability through this lasting partnership.