Freeport, Texas - March 07, 2012
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) recently announced Dow Texas Operations as the winner of the 2012 Ebby Halliday & Maurice Acers Business/Industry, National award, one of nine awards it bestows to honor those who protect the Texas environment and support the organization’s mission to make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation. This award recognizes businesses with sound environmental principles supporting the Keep Texas Beautiful mission.
Each year, Keep Texas Beautiful acknowledges deserving individuals, businesses, community groups, civic organizations, media, government entities and law enforcement officials for their commitment to an array of environmental issues, including litter prevention and community beautification, volunteerism, illegal dumping enforcement and education.
“Dow was chosen for their electronic waste recycling project and strong partnerships with neighboring organizations,” said KTB Executive Director Cathie Gail.
Since Dow began sponsoring the annual Household Electronics Recycling Day event in 2009, more than 750,000 pounds of electronics have been collected and recycled in Brazoria County.
“KTB appreciates these efforts by Dow and the strong partnership it has facilitated throughout Brazoria County enabling residents to, not only learn about the potential effects of these materials, but to also take action to protect their communities,” said Gail. “We are pleased to recognize the great programs of Dow and accomplishments of its employees and we are happy to recognize Dow as one of KTB’s founding companies.”
The awards are named for Ebby Halliday and the late Maurice Acers of Dallas, two founding members of KTB. The award was presented for the first time in 1993.
Award winners will be recognized at KTB’s 45th Annual Conference, held June 25-28 in San Antonio. A full list of winners and award descriptions, as well as information about the conference can be found at www.ktb.org.
Keep Texas Beautiful, a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement nonprofit, strives to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment. KTB and its more than 360 affiliates work with government, businesses, civic groups, and volunteers to ensure that every Texan has the opportunity to make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation. For more information on programs and events, call 1-800-CLEAN-TX or visit www.ktb.org.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
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