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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: January 6, 2011
CONTACT: Paul Lockwood (603) 271-2956

http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/p2au/pps/ppp/index.htm

Governor Lynch Presents the 2010 Governor’s Awards for Pollution Prevention

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services today announced Fujifilm Dimatix Inc. in Lebanon and Wire Belt Company of America in Londonderry are winners of the 2010 Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention that recognizes outstanding pollution prevention practices in businesses and organizations. Governor Lynch and DES Commissioner Tom Burack will present the award to both companies on January 10, 2011 in the Governor and Council Chambers in Concord.

Dimatix received this award for making innovative process changes to eliminate hazardous wastes and reduce energy consumption. The company was able to eliminate over 2,100 gallons/year of hazardous waste and save over 1 million kilowatt hours of electricity, which is the equivalent of eliminating 792 tons of power plant emissions per year.

Wire Belt received this award for its energy reduction projects, Environmental Management System, and its work with the Department of Environmental Services Aspiring Leadership Initiative. Through its effort that included installation of a 100 kilowatt solar photovoltaic array, it saved over 800,000kwh, which is equal to the elimination of 633 tons of power plant air emissions. Wire Belt also implemented a waste reduction program that resulted in an annual reduction of 191,000 pounds of solid waste and 237,000 pounds of raw material.

Both companies have benefited financially from their efforts as well, realizing a combined savings of over $180,000 annually.

Fujifilm Dimatix and Wire Belt Company of America are being recognized for their dedication to pollution prevention and continued focus on innovative ways to be more energy efficient, use fewer raw materials and create less waste.

Contact the New Hampshire Pollution Prevention Program at 603-271-0878 or NHPPP@des.nh.gov to see how your company can benefit from implementing pollution prevention strategies or visit the NHPPP’s website at http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/p2au/pps/ppp/index.htm for more information on pollution prevention activities and programs.

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