Pollution Prevention Success Stories
Learn how companies save money and improve worker safety when they take action on pollution prevention.
This metal finisher in Kent saves $83,000 annually through reductions in dangerous waste, electricity, and solid waste.
Crown Beverage Packaging goes from a large manufacturer to a small waste generator
Over 18 years, Crown reduces its dangerous waste by 99.9 percent.
Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) reduces ammonia releases, saves resources and money
SPI reduces ammonia emissions at its Aberdeen plant by 75 percent after installing real-time monitoring equipment.
Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) had a goal: produce better beer with a better bottom line
CBA asked Ecology’s Technical Resources for Engineering Efficiency (TREE) team to find ways to cut waste and increase efficiency—with impressive results.
Janicki Industries cut their dangerous waste by 20,000 pounds and saved $50,000
They also made their shops safer for their workers!
from large to small generator and $aves thousands
How accurate waste designation saved IDEX more than $4000 annually.
Moses Lake Industries saves
millions by shrinking waste
Moses Lake Industries achieved several million dollars in savings through waste reduction, on-site treatment, recycling, water reuse, and efficiency improvements.
MicroConnex finds $47,000 in savings
This Snoqualmie circuit manufacturer cut costs and boosted profits by improving wastewater treatment, recycling valuable metals, and better tracking of chemical use.
and Green saves Heath Tecna $125,000
Heath Tecna, Inc., a Bellingham maker of airplane interiors, eliminated 18,000 pounds of dangerous waste and cut their use of toxic materials by 400 pounds per year.
Bottleworks earns Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Award
This Yakima area company earned the 2013 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention (MVP2) award for zero waste manufacturing in producing the first 100 percent Made in the USA recyclable metal water bottle.
Industries saves over $300,000 annually with pollution prevention
Spokane area cabinet maker Huntwood Industries saved money, reduced water use, and cut waste through their pollution prevention efforts.
goes down, profits go up at WaferTech
WaferTech, LLC reduced their dangerous waste by more than 77 percent while increasing production.
finds $150,000 in annual savings by reducing waste
Strategic pollution prevention efforts at NIC Global's Woodinville plant yield a "cascade" of savings.
reuse, recycle saves CellNetix $180,000 annually
CellNetix, a pathology laboratory in Seattle, says you can "find solutions that are socially and ethically responsible and save money by doing so."