Fort Erie Durez Plant won OxyChem worldwide environmental award of excellence – Top plant in the world out of 40.
60% reduction in Phenol liquid waste disposal achieved due to implementing recycling process.
Reduction of 50% in solid waste to landfill compared to 1993.
Reduction of 75% in water usage compared with 1993.
Two plants installing air emission filters and scrubbers to reduce organic emissions by 90 % and 25 %.
Switched packaging from non-returnable boxes that had to be land filled to returnable containers.
Switched from drums to bulk storage to eliminate drum usage.
On-site resin holding ponds decommissioned and site remediation completed at a cost of two million dollars.
76% reduction in VCM emissions to air achieved
Reduced chemical wastes to landfill by 69% from 1995 to 1999.
Chemical Emission and Waste Data is presented annually to the community.
Chemical transfer stations installed with fume recovery systems to eliminate any effect on the environment.
Improved water effluent monitoring system.
Two heat reclaim projects reducing greenhouse gases by 11%.
Built new building to store raw material drums and tote bins to protect soil and groundwater in event of a leak. Cost $150,000.
Raw material bulk storage facilities installed at cost of $225,000 to eliminate used bags being sent to landfill. Landfill reduced approximately 25,000 lb. per year and safety improved by eliminating handling of 50-pound bags.
Water re-use projects are in the design phase to reduce water consumption by 25%.