Aurora has been a leader in giving back to many charitable and educational programs including Junior Achievement, Connecticut Food Bank, U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sterling House, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and many more. We believe in making the world a better place – whether it is through healthy product offerings, eco-friendly packaging or charitable contributions.
Aurora Supports Charitable and Education-Based Organizations Such As:
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Protecting the Environment & Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
Aurora Products is excited to announce a partnership with Newport Biodiesel of Newport, Rhode Island.
Our partnership is aimed at producing clean burning biodiesel. In fact, 20,000 pounds of used cooking oil will be collected by Newport Biodiesel each month from our facility in Orange, CT.
Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel fuel replacement that can be used in existing diesel engines and home furnaces without modification. It is the nation’s first domestically produced, commercially available advanced biofuel.
This new partnership will result in thousands of gallons of biodiesel annually. Each gallon collected through this innovative partnership means fewer gallons of petroleum imported into Connecticut.
Newport Biodiesel produces clean burning biodiesel for home heat and on road use all derived from the collection of used cooking oil collected from thousands of kitchens across New England. This partnership is just one example of how Aurora Products is committed to the protection of the environment and reducing our carbon footprint.
Our Recyclable, Post-Consumer RPET Packaging Helps Us Use Less Plastic
We are committed to giving back to the community and doing our part to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Aurora Products is proud of its efforts to be greener and in leading the industry towards a more eco-friendly and environmentally driven business approach.
We actively seek ways to decrease the use of plastic by using packaging made from 100% recyclable RPET (polyethylene terephthalate), derived from partially post consumer recycled goods. Plastic made from RPET is considered to be one of the best commodity materials as a barrier to oxygen. Its clarity, inertness, barrier properties and recyclability make it a premium choice for Auroras quality product line.
Aurora Products also conserves resources by recycling cooking oil from its nut roasters as bio energy. After roasting our own nuts, used sunflower oil is re-used and converted to fuel for transportation purposes.
In addition, Aurora strives to conserve energy by participating in a voluntary shutdown of production during periods of energy overload in the community. We work closely with utility companies by shutting down our facility for a few hours when needed to allow even distribution of electricity to others and to minimize black-outs.