Olin Corporation has been continuously
pursuing opportunities to meet one of their sustainability
goals: reducing the amount of waste generated by their
facilities. They have found that waste reduction activities
can also result in increased revenues to the company
and improved relationships with critical customers.
Olins Chlor Alkali plant in Niagara Falls, NY,
recently received the New York State Governors
Award for Pollution Prevention for an innovative project
that eliminated the daily discharge of 16,500 gallons
of wastewater to the City of Niagara Falls sewage
treatment facility and that captures former waste materials
for reuse in the companys manufacturing processes.
The new recycling system, which has been successfully
operating since January 2000, eliminated the discharge
of a waste stream and cut costs by using recycled materials
to help make saleable products, such as liquid bleach
and hydrochloric acid.