N.Y. State Pollution Prevention Institute Honors Monroe Litho for Its Green Efforts

ROCHESTER, NY—June 30, 2011—Rochester printing company Monroe Litho is being recognized by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute for leadership in sustainability with the printing industry.

The company, located in downtown Rochester, earned the Pollution Prevention Achievement Award for its environmental initiatives with High Tech Rochester, the local Regional Technology Development Center. The collaboration helped reduce process waste by 100 percent and water usage by 5.9 percent, decrease emissions by 29 percent and cut fuel used in the transportation of paper by 31 percent.

The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, housed at Rochester Institute of Technology, presented the award to Monroe Litho during a ceremony at the company’s headquarters on June 30.

“It is great to see businesses taking steps to be more environmentally friendly in our everyday lives,” said Sen. Joe Robach. “Hopefully the example set by Monroe Litho can be mirrored by other companies throughout the area in an effort to realize the importance of going green to better the environment and our community.”

“I congratulate Monroe Litho on once again being recognized for its environmental sustainability and stewardship with the Pollution Prevention Achievement Award,” added Assemblyman Harry Bronson. “Through the adoption of sustainable manufacturing practices, Monroe Litho is attaining the goals of enhanced environmental quality and increased economic competitiveness for our state and nation.”

Monroe Litho is the only Rochester business to win the Pollution Prevention Achievement Award.

“It’s refreshing to see a company—particularly a leader in the printing industry—take such a proactive approach to environmental stewardship,” Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards saud. “Monroe Litho is very deserving of this honor and the city of Rochester is proud to see such a strong commitment to sustainability and sound business practices.”

The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute is a partnership between RIT, Clarkson University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University at Buffalo and is funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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