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Ohio EPA Recognizes Environmental Excellence in Ohio Communities and Public Entities

Many Ohio communities know Ohio EPA recognizes manufacturing businesses for environmental excellence with the Encouraging Environmental Excellence Program (E3) program, but may not realize their day-to-day operations are also eligible for recognition.

Scotts Miracle‐Gro, Marysville Plant — Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold Award Winner Case Study

Scotts Miracle-Gro, Marysville plant (SMG-Marysville) manufactures, packages, distributes and markets consumer lawn and garden products.

What is Sustainability?

You might hear this term a lot these days, but what does it mean?

Publications Update

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Publications Update

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Material Exchanges – Watch for the New Ohio Materials Marketplace!

Does your business have waste material or product that can be re-used by another business?

Green Chemistry and Safer Choices

Green chemistry involves the design of chemical products and processes that help reduce or eliminate hazardous substances. Industry, government and academia all play roles developing, implementing and promoting green chemistry and safer products in the marketplace. In October, the University of Toledo hosted a webinar/workshop on this topic with presenters from Spartan Chemical Company, the University of Toledo, U.S. EPA and Ohio EPA.

GOJO Industries, Inc.- Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold Award Winner - Case Study

GOJO Industries, Inc. (GOJO) is a leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. GOJO is known for state-of-the-art dispensing technology, engineered with attention to design and functionality. They are one of a handful of Ohio companies that received recognition at the Achievement (in 2012), and Silver and Gold (in 2015) levels of the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program.

The New Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Platinum Level Award

Ohio EPA Director Butler announced a new Platinum Level for the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Awards on August 31st at Ohio EPA’s Compliance Assistance Conference in Columbus. This top level recognizes organizations that go above and beyond, including demonstrating how their environmental stewardship efforts improve the social wellbeing of the local community, region and/or a larger geographic area, and how these efforts result in long term societal benefits.