Spartech Corporation Wins National Recycling Award

Spartech Corporation Wins National Recycling Award

Spartech Corporation has received the 2004 Recycling Award from the St. Louis Metropolitan Chapter of the National Association of Environmental Management. The NAEM Recycling Award is presented annually to the St. Louis company that demonstrates excellence by improving the volume and diversification of its recycling program. The NAEM award also recognizes companies for outstanding leadership, commitment, and achievement in environmental management.

Spartech's recycling program has long been the foundation for environmental improvements. The company has been a member of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's WasteWise program since 2001 and has been recognized annually for its continual improvement in solid waste reduction and recycling accomplishments. Suzanne Riney, director of EH&S and quality, said: "Disposal of scrap materials, wood pallets, and cardboard packaging wastes were dramatically reduced at 22 plants, and in some cases, almost completely eliminated. At the same time, the associated reduction in landfill disposal costs and raw material costs contributed favorably to the company's conversion costs."

Bradley B. Buechler, chairman, president and CEO, stated, "We certainly appreciate the NAEM's 2004 Recycling Award as it further validates our Company's efforts in the environmental arena. In addition, the WasteWise program represents an excellent example of how recycling not only reduces waste, but reduces cost as well. The positive impact of the program translates not only to improved recycling practices at our plants, but has enabled the successful transfer of beneficial ideas throughout the surrounding communities in which we operate."

Spartech Corporation is a leading producer of engineered thermoplastic materials, polymeric compounds, and molded & profile products, which has 48 facilities located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.
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