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LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. — Burrows Paper Corporation was recently recognized for its ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices by AEP Ohio, a unit of one of the largest electric utilities in the United States.
Outdated lighting fixtures at its Mt. Vernon, Ohio, facility were replaced with new, energy-efficient models, reducing energy use by 375,835 kWh per year and carbon dioxide emissions by 321.6 tons. This equates to roughly 51 cars taken off the road annually.
“Our commitment to environmentally-friendly business practices demonstrates Burrows’ long-held belief that we have a duty to reduce our carbon footprint and demonstrate to our customers that we truly care about the viability of the environment,” said President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Lengvarsky.
Burrows maintains a strong commitment to energy reduction, and the use of renewable energy whenever possible. Company renewable energy initiatives include the use of 210 photovoltaic panels at its headquarters in Little Falls, N.Y. and geothermal heating capabilities at its manufacturing facility in Pickens, Miss. The company also operates hydroelectric energy assets that generate power equal to 2/3 of the amount needed to run all of its manufacturing facilities.
Burrows’ approach to reducing its carbon footprint also extends to reducing its total consumption of energy through upgrading its equipment with more efficient technologies. In its papermaking operations, Burrows has successfully reduced the amount of energy required to produce an average pound of paper by 25% over the past 6 years.