TLMI – Awards for environmental awareness

Dolores Corcoran of Lauterbach Group accepts the award, presented by Calvin Frost, TLMI Environmental Committee Chairman

USA • At the association’s recent annual meeting held in Colorado Springs, Sussex, WI-based Lauterbach Group received the TLMI Environmental Leadership Award. New Kensington, PA-based Yerecic Label and Philadelphia, PA-based Dow Chemical Company were additionally recognized for their notable achievements in demonstrating a commitment to TLMI’s sustainability initiatives for waste reduction, tangible and replicable practices, and unique sustainability initiatives.

The TLMI Environmental Leadership Award recognizes a TLMI member that has consistently demonstrated a commitment to progressive environmental practices across a range of areas including solid waste reduction, recycling, waste or energy recovery, the implementation of new clean technology and/or processes, and the implementation of an education program.

Lauterbach has focused on health and wellness throughout their organization; focused on education, job training and career development; and monitored purchases with recycled content, renewable energy and green technologies. The company has also reduced water and energy consumption with documented and measurable tracking, in addition to waste and plate spoilage. A TLMI L.I.F.E. certified member, Lauterbach’s operation and culture embrace the highest level of environmental stewardship.

The Dow Chemical Company received special recognition for the company’s Sustainability Initiative program, driving awareness and environmental education across the supply chain. Dow uses their expertise to leverage relationships that enabled the company to launch a “recycle-to-feedstock” project. The project closes the loop on non-recyclable substrates by creating high-value synthetic oil from these materials.

Yerecic Label received special recognition for the company’s continued dedication to expanding TLMI’s message regarding sustainability and for their own exemplary sustainability practices. The company has measured their in-house waste stream and has developed an energy application as an alternative to landfilling. Since the inception of their program, the company has diverted more than 2,000 tons from landfills.


Armin Karl Geiger

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