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Ohio EPA Recognizes Environmental Excellence in Ohio Communities and Public Entities

Many Ohio communities know Ohio EPA recognizes manufacturing businesses for environmental excellence with the Encouraging Environmental Excellence Program (E3) program, but may not realize their day-to-day operations are also eligible for recognition.

Scotts Miracle‐Gro, Marysville Plant — Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold Award Winner Case Study

Scotts Miracle-Gro, Marysville plant (SMG-Marysville) manufactures, packages, distributes and markets consumer lawn and garden products.

Reducing Food Waste Through Donation

According to a 2012 report published by the Natural Resources Defense Council, 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is never eaten.

What is Sustainability?

You might hear this term a lot these days, but what does it mean?

New Consolidated Application for DEFA’s Water and Wastewater Loans

DEFA’s Office of Financial Assistance (OFA) is offering a new user-friendly consolidated loan application. In the past, separate applications for each type of project within the WPCLF and WSRLA were required, sometimes resulting in multiple separate applications and some confusion about what information and which application was needed.

Composting and Ohio’s Food Scrap Recovery Initiative

Did you know an average household throws away around 474 pounds of food waste each year? If food scraps from every home in Ohio were piled on a football field, it would reach as high as the Willis Tower (former Sears Tower) in Chicago - more than 1,450 feet! If we pile food scraps from all households in the United States on a football field, it would be more than five miles (26,400 feet) high!

New Consolidated Application for DEFA’s Water and Wastewater Loans

In 2017, DEFA’s Office of Financial Assistance (OFA) will offer a new user-friendly consolidated loan application.

Division of Surface Water (DSW) Electronic Forms Available!

Ohio EPA’s Division of Surface Water (DSW) announces beginning in January 2017, electronic forms available!

WRRSP Open House a Success

On Dec. 6, 2016, DEFA hosted a well-attended gathering of Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) stakeholders, including project sponsors, consultants, city and regional park district representatives, SWCD offices, land conservancies and ODNR.

Material Exchanges – Watch for the New Ohio Materials Marketplace!

Does your business have waste material or product that can be re-used by another business?