(A division of Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.) A large manufacturer of automobile tires. This facility has made pollution prevention an integral part of its operations and committed substantial resources in the area of environmental management. The management established ambitious goals and recognized that attaining these goals would require "changing the way we do business."
Many changes have contributed to operating the facility in the most economically feasible manner. Some of the changes are: Process changes (equipment modification, material substitution, etc.); Raw material control (procurement and handling); Materials recovery; Waste segregation; Employee training and awareness.
99.1% reduction in hazardous waste generation. 93.5% reduction in hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Reduction in solid waste disposal per million tires produced from 1995 to 1996. Reduction in emissions volatile organic compounds (VOCs) per million tires produced (from 1981 to 1995). Removal of all underground storage tanks (USTs) at a total cost of $2.3 million.
Details of ReductionsSource: ODEQ