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Do environmental terms sometimes sound like a foreign language to you? If so, you’re not alone. Many businesses and communities have difficulty keeping up with the latest environmental lingo. This feature will cover some common environmental terms you may encounter.

Dayton Expands Lime Reclamation Facility

The City of Dayton is investing more than $9 million to expand its lime reclamation facility. The city received a $250,000 grant from Ohio EPA’s Recycling and Litter Prevention program that was used to purchase high-volume pumps needed for the expansion. Dayton’s investment (primarily capital improvement funds) is intended to be offset by increased lime sales to external customers and the payback period for the expansion project is expected to be around 10 years.

Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold Award Winner — MillerCoors, Trenton

The MillerCoors brewery in Trenton was awarded the E3 Gold Award in May 2017. It brews up to 11 million barrels of beer a year with 510 employees. It is the second largest facility out of seven MillerCoors breweries, and produces Miller Lite, Coors Light, Miller High Life and Third Shift among other products. The brewery has not sent garbage to a landfill since 2009. It is located on 1,100 acres — including 2.5 acres of wetlands, more than 30 acres of managed prairie grass and more than 500 acres used by local farmers.

Ohio Hospitals Case Study — Achievement Level

In 2001, Ohio EPA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) and the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) partnered to eliminate mercury from Ohio hospitals. Since then, OCAPP has continued to participate on the OHA Environmental Leadership Council, providing updates on regulations and assisting with OHA’s Pollution Prevention University. OCAPP also helps evaluate potential recipients of OHA’s Melvin Creeley Award which recognizes hospitals for promoting sound practices through environmental stewardship.

Ohio EPA’s Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM)

In April 2017, Ohio EPA launched the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM), a significant step to shift Ohio from a “take, use and dispose” model to one emphasizing recycling, remanufacturing, reuse and maintenance. OMM’s free online materials and waste exchange encourages a dialog between members and provides a forum where they can connect and find reuse and recycling solutions for waste and by-products.

Save Money and Reduce Waste: Pollution Prevention for Metal Finishing

High disposal fees and raw material costs can be a financial drain on your metal finishing operation. To remain competitive and go beyond compliance, pollution prevention (P2) can be the easiest and best management choice for reducing these costs and waste issues.

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