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printreg, November, 2000
Screen Printer Wins MN Governor's P2 Award


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From:Wayne Pferdehirt(pferdehi@epd.engr.wisc.edu)
Date:Thu, 02 Nov 2000 17:44:43 -0600


I thought you might be interested in reading about this screen printer that just won a Governor's P2 Award in Minnesota. Please feel welcome and encouraged to post information about other printers who win environmental awards in other states or with other national organizations. ...And on that point, flexographic printers that have a good environmental performance story to tell should remember to check out FTA's Environmental Excellence awards program, which is currently accepting nominations; see http://www.flexography.org/online/enviro/enviro_award.cfm -Wayne >POLLUTION PREVENTION CASE STUDIES - free booklet > This fall Governor Ventura honored six Minnesota organizations >with the Governor's Award for Excellence in Waste and Pollution >Prevention. These awards recognize public and private organizations >that demonstrate a superior commitment to cost-saving waste and >pollution prevention, source reduction and resource conservation. >Details of these organizations' achievements can be found at >http://www.moea.state.mn.us/berc/govaward.cfm and in a free 12-page >booklet available from the OEA. > Winners described in this booklet are: > >* Rainbow Signs -- an Anoka designer, producer and distributor of >screen-printed signs and displays for retail markets -- for its reduction of >chemical use, water use and solid wastes, and recycling activities. A >nationally unique equipment design has cut production costs by one-third >since 1998, recycling earns $122,000 per year, and donations of >unrecyclable but useable materials to local organizations has kept over >150,000 lbs. of art scraps out of landfills since 1998. (Added by WPP: for details see http://www.moea.state.mn.us/berc/govaward00.cfm#rainbow) > For a free copy of this booklet, please contact Elaine Moran at >651/215-0239 or 800/657-3843 or e-mailto:elaine.moran@moea.state.mn.us > Wayne P. Pferdehirt Director, MEPP, http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu/mepp/ Co-Director, PNEAC http://www.pneac.org Specialist, SHWEC, http://www.uwex.edu/shwec/ tel 608.265.2361 fax 608.262.6250



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