LOVELAND, Ohio — Washing Systems LLC (WSI), a provider of commercial laundry chemicals, reports it was recently presented with the Most Valuable Pollution Prevention (MVP2) Award from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR).
The award is presented annually to companies demonstrating outstanding achievement in pollution prevention by NPPR. WSI says the recognition is for its TRUpath™ technology, which removes the use of sodium hydroxide or caustic soda (alkali) in wash formulas.
“All of the chemicals WSI focuses on eliminating are important to avoid, and if people would follow their example, substantial environmental improvement would result, and discharges to water would be far less harmful than they now are,” says NPPR board member and chair of the awards committee, Rick Reibstein. “Achieving significant reductions in energy and water use make this (TRUpath™) significant, and we want to reward with recognition that broad-based, holistic approach, which is most efficient and most ethically responsible.
“In addition, sodium hydroxide is a serious workplace hazard, so you are reducing workplace exposures, an aspect of P2 that is not as often pursued. That WSI sees this as a demonstration for others to follow is a contribution to the industry.”
“It is truly gratifying to see our entire company receiving another recognition for TRUpath™,” adds WSI CEO John Walroth. “We challenged our R&D team some five years ago to make this dream a reality. Not only are our customers reaping the benefits of this technology, but our communities and environment will benefit for years to come.
“As a company, we are committed to environmental stewardship, and continue to embrace ‘Doing the Right Things’ … for our customers, our associates, the environment and our communities.”
This is the third time WSI has earned the award. Previous recognitions were for removal of NPEs, phosphates, EDTA and petroleum solvents.