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Volvo Penta recognized for anti-pollution efforts

Volvo Penta of the Americas earned a Certificate of Recognition and a Green Performer flag for pollution prevention efforts at its Lexington, Tenn., facility.

The Volvo Penta Marine Products plant is the 13th Tennessee Pollution Prevention Partnership (TP3) member to achieve Performer status in the state's Pollution Prevention Partnership leadership program.

To earn this designation, TP3 participants must develop and complete a five-project plan to help prevent pollution of air, land and water, while reducing waste and conserving natural resources. Performers also incorporate community outreach and mentoring into their programs.

Volvo Penta's efforts included lowering hazardous air pollutants by 9.5 tons; reducing hazardous waste by 10,000 pounds; preventing 250 tons of carbon dioxide emissions; and reducing water usage by nearly a quarter-million gallons each year. Plus, the facility reclaimed more than 660,000 kilograms of material such as used oil, wood, cardboard and scrap metal for further use rather than discarding them in a landfill.

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