Cooper Tupelo and Clarksdale plants in environmental initiative

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The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has revealed that Cooper Tire’s Tupelo and Clarksdale, Mississippi, plants are members of its environmental stewardship Enhance initiative.

The voluntary program, which consists of three-year membership terms, recognizes individuals in Mississippi who put in place environmental initiatives beyond those that are required.

The MDEQ Enhance program is designed to encourage the reduction of waste and conservation of resources, resulting in long-term economic benefit and continuous environmental enhancement.

There are four levels of membership: Associate, Steward, Leader, and for non-regulated entities, Environmental Star. The Clarksdale plant has been a member for three years and has been recognized as a Steward level member for its second three-year term. The Tupelo plant has been a member for six years and has been recognized as a Leader level member for its third three-year term.

“Cooper is committed to continual environmental improvements at its facilities around the world. We are working hard to remove materials from landfills, reduce our energy usage, decrease our water consumption and promote improved recycling opportunities for our scrap materials,” said Tom Wood, Cooper’s environmental affairs director.

“Our environmental commitment is aligned with the goals of the Enhance initiative and we appreciate the networking with like-minded companies the program provides.”

June 7, 2017

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