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Kansas Dairy Ingredients of Hugoton, Kansas, Receives EPA Region 7 Pollution Prevention Award for Second Year in a Row
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(Lenexa, Kan., April 23, 2019) - Kansas Dairy Ingredients, a dairy production facility in Hugoton, Kansas, received a second consecutive EPA Region 7 Pollution Prevention (P2) Award today during ceremonies at the Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference at the Kansas City Convention Center.
In the last year, Kansas Dairy Ingredients streamlined truck washing procedures; activated an on-site wastewater treatment plant with aerobic and anaerobic treatment technologies; and implemented a sustainability program to optimize energy use.
Through these improvements, Kansas Dairy Ingredients eliminated 50,331 miles driven each year, preventing more than 73,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions and saving nearly $20,000 annually.
“The Pollution Prevention Awards Program recognizes forward-thinking organizations that go beyond compliance to improve the environment and our quality of life,” said Jim Gulliford, EPA Region 7 administrator. “Increasingly, industries of our nation are coming to understand the value of pollution prevention – as an environmental strategy, a sustainable practice, and as a fundamental principle for our society.”
“Today, we recognize well-deserving, innovative organizations who have voluntarily undertaken programs and measures to reduce pollution at the source,” he said.
P2 is a successful, non-regulatory approach to energy conservation, water conservation, reduction of toxic materials used, and money savings. This awards program is designed to further recognize P2 successes and encourage others to consider a P2 approach.
P2 also emphasizes the reduction of direct environmental impacts and the use of resources and materials.
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