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2006 Environmental Benefits Realized: Reports: Clean Utah


In 2006, Clean Utah Partners reported the following accomplishments:

  • Recycled 4387.7 tons of materials
  • Saved 648,000 gallons of water
  • Saved 6,448,957 cubic feet of natural gas of natural gas
  • Used 29,130 gallons of natural gas  instead of gasoline
  • Kept the following pollutants out of the air (excluding calculations for natural gas): 29 pounds of PM; 2 pounds of SOx, 192 pounds of NOx, 21 pounds of VOC  and 323 pounds of CO.

La-Z-Boy Goals

Reduce solid waste going to the landfill by 5%, measured in pounds per equivalent piece of furniture produced.

Year Pounds/Equivalent
Unit to Landfill
Weight to Landfill
Baseline Year 3.88 787 2,455.5
Accomplished 3.28 613 2,435.4

Enhance facility’s energy efficiency and, subsequently, reduce air emissions from boiler.

Year Total Energy Use
Baseline Year 54,029 133 10 875 96 1,471
Accomplished 50,400 104 8 683 75 1,148

For more details, see La-Z-Boy 2005 Annual Report.

Hexcel Goals

Reduce plant-wide steam consumption by 10%.

Goal Actual
Save 502,000 gallons of water Saved 648,000 gallons of water
Save 386,000 cubic feet of natural gas Saved 6,448,957 cubic feet of natural gas

Fully integrate plant-wide recycling program.

Goal Actual
Recycle 2 million pounds Recycled 3.85 million pounds

Implement methylene chlorine recycling in labs.

Goal Actual
Reduce annual use of 100,000 pounds Used 147,000

In December 2006, Hexcel finally received approval to use a non-hazard replacement solvent. The use of this replacement will cut methylene chlorine use by 40%. This goal was therefore carried forward into 2007.

For more details, see:

Autoliv Goals

  • Reduce solid waste going to the local landfill by recycling scrap cushion and fabrics.
    • Actual: 54,600 pounds. (In prior years, it would have all gone to the landfill)
  • Reduce fuel emission and costs by converting the shuttle van from gasoline to natural gas.
    • Actual: Used 29,130 gallons of natural gas instead of gasoline.

For more details, see: