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Pollution Engineering’s editor, Roy Bigham, recently was asked to judge the Brick Industry Association’s biennial Excellence in Environmental Stewardship awards contest. Announced winners were Acme Brick, Ft. Worth, Texas; Alley-Cassetty, Nashville, Tenn.; Boral Bricks, Roswell, Ga.; Glen-Gery Corp., Wyomissing, Pa.; Lawrenceville Brick, Lawrenceville, Va.; and Nash Brick, Rocky Mount, N.C. “This year’s entries were very tough to judge as they all demonstrated a high regard for their workers and the environment while providing a useful superior product,” said Bigham.
Acme Brick was chosen for its Perla Plant Recycling Initiative. The initiative involved un-fired brick waste that had been landfilled onsite and is now recycled and turned into a new product. This translated into a 93 percent waste reduction, as well as a cut in mining and landfill costs. The new product now accounts for 10 perce