Picture taken by Kim Clark, 2009

Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction

Previous Pollution Prevention Success Stories

Lean and Environment cuts Kärcher plant stoppages by 95 percent
Kärcher makes industrial, commercial, and household washers. The Camas facility cut work stoppages on its metal paint line by 95 percent and reduced its annual natural gas use by 10 percent.

Impact Washington Partnership helps SunOpta save nearly $100,000 per year
SunOpta, a food processor in Omak, reduced electricity costs and cut waste through more efficient use of cold storage space, recycling pallets, reducing waste, and using efficient air hand dryers.

Accra-Fab saves $179,000, reduces chemical use by 50 percent while increasing production
See the video! Accra-Fab, Inc., a metal fabrication company in Liberty Lake, partnered with Impact Washington to reduce acidic wastewater, free floor space, and increase production capacity.

Decagon Devices collaborates with Impact Washington to eliminate lead
Pullman's Decagon Devices began a two-year project to stop using lead, increase machine stenciling quality, and increase sales.

Artisan Finishing Systems reduces environmental impact without sacrificing quality
Artisan Finishing Systems in Marysville reduces paint and water use, saves energy, and encourages customers to choose environmentally friendly coating materials.

Crown Beverage Packaging reduces hazardous waste
This Olympia manufacturing facility reduced its use of hazardous substances and cut the amount of hazardous waste generated by 70 percent.

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