Honored for 13 consecutive years of regulatory compliance with the Clean Water Act and impressive environmental programming, Green Bay Packaging Inc. in Fort Worth has been named Industry of the Year in the City of Fort Worth’s annual Environmental Awards program.
The award was among several presented Thursday during the 2022 Environmental Excellence Awards. The awards have been handed out since 1999.
Fort Worth Water Director Chris Harder praised the winners for their commitment to environmental excellence and “leaving our areas of responsibility in better shape than when we started.”
“We are all in partnership together,” Harder said. “Congratulations to each of you on another year of success and achievement.”
Green Bay Packaging was also presented a Pollution Prevention Award for diverting more than 98% of facility waste from going to the landfill in 2021. Through reuse, recycling or recovery, the company diverted 7,251 tons out of 7,302 tons of waste generated.
Pollution Prevention Awards were also presented to Air Force Plant No. 4, Alcon Vision LLC., Hillshire Brands Haltom City plant, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Tyson Prepared Foods in North Richland Hills, and the Western Currency Facility.
Tarrant County College District was named winner of the Fort Worth Friendly Landscapes recognition award.
In all, 81 Fort Worth companies were honored for their compliance with wastewater regulations. Another 24 companies in six cities that contract with Fort Worth for industrial pretreatment services also earned recognition.
The City’s water utility sponsors the awards.
About Green Bay Packaging, Inc.
Established in 1933, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a family-owned, vertically integrated manufacturing company consisting of corrugated container plants, a folding carton facility, recycled and virgin linerboard mills, pressure-sensitive label roll stock plants, specialty converting operations, timberlands, and a sawmill facility. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Green Bay Packaging is dedicated to the innovative development of its products and forestry resources, with a focus on safety, sustainability, quality, and continuous improvement throughout all 37 facilities in 16 states. For more information about Green Bay Packaging Inc., visit gbp.com
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