Pollution Prevention Awards


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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) presents Pollution Prevention Awards annually to those communities, businesses, and industries who have made a significant improvement in protecting our environment by preventing pollution or conserving natural resources. Pollution prevention (P2) encompasses many different activities that prevent or reduce the generation of pollutants or wastes at the source. Opportunities for preventing pollution occur in all sectors of economic life – industry, agriculture, energy, and/or the design and use of consumer products. This annual award program recognizes excellence in working towards a cleaner environment.

Any Kansas business, industry, community or community group, school, or organization is eligible to apply for pollution prevention awards. The project must have been implemented at least six months prior to the application but no earlier than 2013. Recycling projects are not eligible. Prior award recipients must submit new projects. Eligible efforts are in addition to or exceed what is required by law; submitted projects should be voluntary efforts to minimize or prevent industrial and environmental concerns. Awards are presented at the Kansas Environmental Conference.

Apply for a 2016 Pollution Prevention Award.

Congratulations to the 2016 Pollution Prevention Awards Winners!

WITH DISTINCTION: Henke Manufacturing. Henke Manufacturing has taken steps to meet all of the pollution prevention guidelines. They have achieved success in source reduction and have expressed a willingness to share their process with other businesses.

The Coleman Company, Inc. Coleman participated in the Pollution Prevention program by hosting an intern in 2016, reducing hazardous air pollutants, confirming to schedule implementation of remaining identified projects, and committed to furthering the efforts and direction in regards to pollution prevention.

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Past Award Winners

For more information on the annual environment conference, click here.