Orderly Quarters cares about the Environment

Orderly Quarters is conscious of environmental impact; we try to offer the best possible options to our customers while striving towards good stewardship of our resources.


Wire Shelving

SCHULTE uses epoxy powder coating on all it ventilated wire shelving. It is more durable and more environmentally responsible than the alternative, vinyl (PVC). PVC cannot be effectively recycled and is harmful to both human health and the environment due to chemicals that are released during its production. Epoxy powder coating is nearly 100% recyclable and releases no harmful VOCs into the environment.

When possible, we choose product produced close to our market.

Not only does this support our economy, it reduces the impact global transportation has on our environment. In addition, regulations governing manufacturing in the United States virtually eliminates the likelihood of contact with dangerous or toxic materials you could encounter with overseas production.


Melamine Shelving

100% of our melamine is recovered from “post industrial waste streams.”

Wood fibers that used to be a waste product of the lumber industry are now collected and reclaimed to produce the wood panels for our organizational systems (Duramine/melamine); it is EPP & SCS certified 100% pre-consumer recycled wood fiber. By using recovered resources, we reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on forestry. Re-using wood fiber has a lower impact on the environment than burning it for energy or sending it to landfills.

  • We eliminated poly wrap for all systems cut at our shop

  • We’ve replaced plastic shrink wrapping with product ties that are reused perpetually.

  • Our inbound cardboard from suppliers is recycled.

  • We recycle all of our cardboard from supplier packaging.

  • Our wire closets are manufactured with 100% recycled steel.

  • Our wire closets are epoxy powder coated, not PVC.

  • Our melamine systems meet formaldehyde emissions and air quality standards.

The materials we use comply with the California Air Resource Board (CARB) Phase II, maximum formaldehyde emission limits. This means there is no more than 0.09ppm (parts per million) of formaldehyde in the material we use to construct our systems. If you’re looking for ìGreenî certified products, we have systems with no added urea formaldehyde that have been granted Environmentally Preferable Product(EPP) Certification by the Composite Panel Association. In addition, these panels may qualify for credits in the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.