Jul122018

Tennessee Green Star Partnership – July 2018 Highlight

Y-12 National Security Complex

Oak Ridge Tennessee – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC

Sitting on 811 acres and consisting of 314 buildings, the Department of Energy Y-12 National Security Complex operated by CNS resembles a small city. The site specializes in weapon component production, surveillance, dismantlement, and storage to make weapon material available for peaceful uses,

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Jun192018

Tennessee Green Star Partnership Highlight – Ceco Door Products

Ceco Door Products in Milan, TN is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a global lock and security entrance systems company. Ceco Door Products is the world’s leading manufacturer of steel and hollow metal doors and frames, ranging from quality custom designs to standard door models.

Sustainability has been a priority for Ceco Door. Over

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May222018

Tennessee Green Star Partnership Highlight – Ceradyne, Inc. a 3M Company

Ceradyne, Inc. – 3M Midway in Midway, Tennessee manufactures fused silica. The site electrically fuses silica sand into glass and packages material of various particle sizes for customers. High-precision metal parts require precision and consistency at every stage of the manufacturing process. 3M™ Fused Silica products include flours, blends, and advanced shell systems that are

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Apr202018

Tennessee Green Star Partnership Highlight – Akebono Brake Corporation

Akebono Brake, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd., is a global provider of advanced noise, vibration and harshness braking solutions to the world’s automotive industry. The Akebono Clarksville plant manufactures many foundation brake components including hubs, rotors, drums, calipers, and corner module assemblies.

Akebono Brake Corporation actively promotes waste elimination and protection

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Oct92017

EPA Launches Smart Sectors Program

A Program to Engage American Businesses to Achieve Better Environmental Outcomes

WASHINGTON (October 3, 2017) — Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the launch of Smart Sectors, a partnership program between the Agency and regulated sectors focused on achieving better environmental outcomes. A sector-based, collaborative approach provides a significant opportunity for

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Sep262017

TGSP Success Story: No Short-cuts to Sustainability

Marvin Windows and Doors is a privately held, family-owned company that is used to taking the long-term view. The Marvin family recognizes that a serious commitment to sustainable operations is just good business. They believe in implementing environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and building sustainable communities in the USA, wherever Marvin products are manufactured.

That commitment

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Sep182017

It's Pollution Prevention Week!

September 18 – 24, 2017

Pollution prevention (P2) means reducing or eliminating sources of pollution to prevent damage to the environment while also eliminating the need for costly controls and cleanup.

EPA works with federal, state and local governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations, and the public to prevent pollution through a variety of voluntary initiatives and

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Aug242017

EPA Announces Appointment of Trey Glenn to Region 4 Administrator

WASHINGTON (August 21, 2017) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the appointment of Trey Glenn of Alabama to become Regional Administrator for EPA’s Southeast Region (Region 4). Mr. Glenn will employ his 22 years of environmental and regulatory experience in leading the environmental protection efforts across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,

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Jul102017

BASF boosts precious metals recycling capabilities

Company completes installation of equipment at Seneca, South Carolina, plant.

From Recycling Today

BASF Corp., headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, has completed the installation and startup of new high-performance equipment at its Seneca, South Carolina, precious metals recycling operation. The company says the expansion will more than double the plant’s production capacity.

The Seneca

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Jun62017

EPA ‘Safer Choice’ Label Program, Criteria Under Fire

From Daily Environment Report™ By Pat Rizzuto

Does a detergent that Procter & Gamble Co. makes merit a ‘safer’ label designation? The issue has re-ignited a debate among trade association executives over the type of analysis needed to justify such labels.

Some sections of the chemical industry would like to see the Environmental Protection Agency

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