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Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Case Study: Kenworth Truck Company

Kenworth Truck Company in Chillicothe manufactures heavy-and medium-duty trucks. Approximately 2,000 employees work at the plant, producing about 150 trucks per day.

E3 Platinum Case Study – The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of the first organizations in Ohio to receive Ohio EPA's E3 Platinum Award.

Build Your Business – Get on the List and Join the Marketplace

Last spring, Ohio EPA launched the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM), a free online service that allows businesses and organizations to connect and find reuse and recycling solutions for waste and by-product materials. Currently, OMM has more than 600 members.

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Ohio EPA’s Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants and 2018 Section 319 Grant Program

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Ohio EPA’s Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants

Ohio EPA Hosts First Sustainability Conference

On Oct. 3, 2017, Ohio EPA held its first Sustainability Conference in Columbus. A mix of Ohio EPA staff, business and community representatives presented conference sessions for the 125 attendees. Director Craig Butler kicked off the conference with an inspiring keynote address and the Ohio Materials Marketplace was featured as a luncheon presentation. Director Butler also presented 18 Ohio organizations with 2017 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) awards. Evaluations from the conference were very positive.

EPA Recognizes 2017 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Award Winners

Ohio EPA Director Butler presented 18 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) awards on Oct. 3, 2017 at the Sustainability Conference in Columbus. Ohio’s E3 program recognizes businesses, nonprofits and governmental agencies for going above and beyond compliance with requirements while demonstrating environmental excellence. This is the first year of awards for our fourth level of recognition, Platinum, which recognizes organizations that have expanded their environmental programs beyond their own facility, to make a positive impact on the surrounding community.

Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold Award Winner Honda Research and Development Americas, Inc.

The Honda Research and Development (R&D) Americas, Inc., facility in Raymond, Ohio was awarded the E3 Gold Award in August 2017. At the facility, approximately 1,300 employees develop and test Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda power sports and Honda power equipment products. They lead in advancing safety and environmental technologies with other global R&D centers. They work to develop environmentally friendly products, striving to minimize the impact of daily operations on the environment. Honda R&D Americas has a zero-waste-to-landfill policy, which is part of a broader goal to reduce the environmental impact of all Honda's operations.

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Ohio EPA’s Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants

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Ohio EPA’s Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants