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Governor’s Pollution Prevention Award, 1998 Recipient

conference, Honda shares timely information related to environmental issues, includ- ing pollution prevention, ISO 14001, regulatory develop- ments and others.

Economic Benefits

The implementation of the powder coat system resulted in many overall economic benefits. These economic benefits are listed below. The benefits are on an annualized basis.

  • Raw material cost per unit

was reduced by 63 percent. This represents the difference

between the cost of the liquid paint and the cost of the powder.

were eliminated for a reduc- tion of about $900.

• The total cost of the use of purge solvent (including the purchase and disposal cost) was reduced by approximately $22,000.

• Process manpower require- ments were reduced, resulting in a cost savings of approxi- mately $275,000.

For More Information

  • Outside contractor service

costs were reduced by ap- proximately $22,300. Previ- ously, outside contractors were used for paint booth cleanup, but are no longer needed.

  • Transportation and landfill

costs for paint sludge disposal

Honda of America Mfg., Inc. Marysville Motorcycle Plant 24000 Honda Parkway Marysville, Ohio 43040

Jeff Bonkoski Engineering Coordinator Environmental Department (937) 644-7797

This is one in a series of documents Ohio EPA has prepared to promote pollution prevention activities in Ohio and integrate pollution prevention into Ohio EPA programs. For more information, call the Office of Pollution Prevention at (614) 644-3469.

The Office of Pollution Prevention was created to encourage multi-media pollution prevention activities in Ohio to reduce risk to public health, safety, welfare and the environment. Pollution prevention stresses source reduction and, as a second choice, environmentally sound recycling while avoiding cross media transfers. The Office develops information related to pollution prevention, increases awareness of pollution prevention opportunities, and can offer technical assistance to business, government, and the public.

Office of Pollution Prevention WWW address: www.epa.state.oh.us/opp


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