Esterline/Advanced Input Systems, Coeur d'Alene, recognized for pollution prevention achievements
Friday, September 22, 2017
COEUR D'ALENE - Esterline/Advanced Input Systems has been recognized as a “Pollution Prevention Champion” by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for its successful efforts to reduce hazardous waste and wastewater generation at its Coeur d’Alene fabrication facility. This is the second time the company has been recognized as a P2 champion.
“Esterline/Advanced Input Systems has made, and continues to make significant advancements that have achieved notable reductions in waste and pollution. We are so happy to be able to recognize them yet again for their outstanding work and commitment to protecting human health and the environment.” observed Ben Jarvis, DEQ’s pollution prevention coordinator.
Pollution prevention is any technique used to reduce or eliminate pollution generated. In contrast to most pollution control strategies that manage a pollutant’s effect on the environment after it has been generated, pollution prevention seeks to eliminate or minimize the amount of toxicity of wastes and pollutants before they are generated.
To qualify as a candidate for pollution prevention recognition, Esterline/Advanced Input Systems submitted an application to DEQ demonstrating how they had incorporated pollution prevention into daily operations by reducing raw materials or toxic materials purchased, hazardous or solid waste generated, water, energy or fuel used, or air pollutants emitted.
“Esterline/Advanced Input System’s achievements did not come out of thin air. They are the result of strong leadership backed by management and implemented by employees throughout the company’s Coeur d’Alene facility. Achieving such strong results, year over year, requires dedication to continuous improvement that deserves recognition. We commend Esterline/Advanced Input Systems for all of their hard work.” noted Jarvis.
Esterline/Advanced Input Systems is now able to demonstrate that it has successfully reduced its generation of lead waste to only 0.065 pounds per year, down from 278.83 pounds in 2013. Likewise, the company has reduced its generation of wastewater by a factor of 20, cutting wastewater sent to the Coeur d’Alene wastewater treatment facility from over 442,000 gallons per year to just 20,500 gallons per year.
For more information on how to put pollution prevention to work for your business, contact Ben Jarvis at (208) 373-0146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.