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Company received Emerald Award for preventing pollution at Pompano Beach, Fla., facility
The Environmental Protection Department—Pollution Prevention and Remediation Division of Broward Country, Fla., recently honored Industrial Environmental Coatings Corporation DBA Enviroline Group with the Emerald Award for Enviroline’s efforts in preventing pollution at its manufacturing facility in Pompano Beach, Fla. This award is the culmination of an extensive evaluation and inspection process and recognizes the company’s “ongoing compliance with environmental regulations and the implementation of programs and/or techniques that protect and preserve our environment over and above statutory requirements.”
The Emerald Award Program is designed to recognize businesses, government, individuals or organizations in Broward County demonstrating a commitment to protect and preserve our environment. The Award’s Pollution Prevention/Hazardous Waste Reduction category recognizes entities that excel in the reduction or elimination of pollution or waste while increasing the efficient and sustainable use of resources at the source.
The Department evaluated the ways Enviroline prevents pollution and minimizes waste, in particular its combination of source reduction and recycling. Source reduction employs methods that eliminate or minimize the amount of waste generated either through manufacturing and process modifications or raw material substitutions. For the wastes generated after all possible source reduction methods have been applied, recycling and reuse options are considered to prevent the waste stream from entering the environment.
As a manufacturer of ultra-high solids epoxy coatings, Enviroline Group utilizes little to no solvents in its manufacturing process, resulting in an extremely low emissions of volatile organic compounds into the environment. Additionally, Joseph Petruzzelli, Enviroline’s plant manager, has instituted numerous safety standards and spill prevention measures throughout his 35 years with the company, making Enviroline Group’s “no accidents” policy a reality. Enviroline Group creates little waste in its manufacturing process owing to its shrewd business and manufacturing practices and ensuring that very little recycling is necessary. Additionally, the inspectors were impressed with the cleanliness of the facility, and the environmental awareness of its employees, evidence of Enviroline’s commitment to protecting the environment at every jobsite as well as at home.