2002 Pollution Prevention Environmental Excellence Awards
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General Pollution Prevention
Boeing Co., St. Louis: A new process, replacement of alkaline in the fabrication operations, reduced the company's operating expense by $42,000 annually.
American Ordnance, Middletown, Iowa: A new high-efficiency paint system was developed that has significantly reduced volatile organic chemicals, hazardous air pollutants and cleanup time. General Dynamics and Tactical Systems and the U.S. Army Operations Support Command were also involved in the project.
Environmentally Preferable Products and Services
Albertson's, Inc. (Region 7 Stores): The facility developed a standard display-ready produce box that provides greater strength and durability, stacks with many commodities to reduce the amount of product lost in shipping, and is fully recyclable.
Rockwell Collins, Inc., Coralville, Iowa: The company implemented an alternative suspension packaging method. This innovative technology generates no hazardous waste and is reusable. It is 100 percent recyclable if discarded.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable or Alternative Energy Sources
Alliant Energy and Top Deck Farms, Westgate, Iowa: The two companies developed a system to commercially produce electricity from livestock manure. Environmental benefits include reduced methane emissions from using manure as a fuel source. Reduced sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and carbon dioxide emissions resulted from the decreased need for coal-fired power.
Haldex Brake, Iola,Kan.: The company tracked its greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide) and reduced the emissions by 21 percent in 2000 and 2001.
Kimball Wind Project: Nebraska's First Wind Farm: The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, a wholesale electricity supply organization, is building a seven-turbine wind farm near Kimball. The project will generate enough power to supply 4,000 homes. Operation is expected to begin this fall.
Community Pollution Prevention
Citizens for Modern Transit, St. Louis: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, downtown US Bank, and the Department of Veterans Affairs promoted alternatives to driving alone. The promotion was done through the Employer Commuter Benefits Program.
Dearborn Mid-West Conveyor Company, Kansas City, Kan.: The facility developed pollution prevention and waste minimization programs. These included a paperless program for company manuals, a recycling program, and an electronic system for internal memos and correspondence.