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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: January 27, 2011
CONTACT: Paul Lockwood (603) 271-2956

Commissioner recognizes Honorable Mention winners of the 2010 Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services today announced Osram Sylvania, Inc. of Manchester and Southeastern Container, Inc. of Hudson are recipients of the 2010 Governor’s Honorable Mention Award for Pollution Prevention. This award recognizes efforts these businesses have made in implementing pollution prevention practices within their organization. DES Commissioner Tom Burack presented the award to both companies on January 27, 2011.

Osram Sylvania, Inc. (Sylvania) has approximately 300 employees and produces metal halide, ceramic metal halide and sodium high pressure discharge lamps in its Manchester facility. They are receiving this award for implementing energy conservation projects that reduce their annual energy demand by 2.1 million kWh, which is equal to removing 1,508 metric tons of CO2 emissions generated by power plants. They have reduced hydrogen use by 3 million cubic feet annually, eliminated the use of lead and reduced both solid and hazardous wastes. Sylvania recycles 77% of their solid waste and their reuse policy for boxes has saved over $1 million annually.

Southeastern Container, Inc. (SEC) employs 80 people and is a high volume manufacturer of plastic containers for the Coca-Cola bottling system. They are also a past recipient of multiple Governor’s Pollution Prevention Awards, including the 2009 Governor’s Award. This year SEC is awarded for further reducing the amount of plastic in their bottles, reducing their CO2 emissions from freight and transportation by 64 metric tons, and switching to reusable totes, which has eliminated 271,000 pounds of cardboard waste annually. These efforts save the company over $380,000 per year.

The Granite Award winners were honored in a ceremony with Governor Lynch on January 10, 2011. See our website to read more about the Governor’s Award Program. http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/p2au/pps/ppgap/index.htm

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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