Clink Clink: Cheers to Liberty Bottleworks for MVP2 AwardSeptember 24, 2013
Last week, Liberty Bottleworks received an MVP2 award for its work in sustainable manufacturing and pollution prevention. Started in Union Gap, Washington in 2010, Liberty Bottleworks has become a model American manufacturing company.
Liberty’s recyclable aluminum bottles contain no VOCs or phthalates, and have an average life expectancy of over five years. They’re made entirely in America and entirely of recycled materials. The company also strives to hire military veterans.
Ken Zarker, Pollution Prevention Section Manager at the Department of Ecology, nominated Liberty for the MVP2 award. “What’s good for American manufacturing is good for jobs and the environment,” said Zarker. “Liberty is a leader in moving toward sustainable manufacturing.”
The company reduces pollution both because of what they make and how they make it. Their bottles – which have a circulation of over half a million – have the capacity to decrease landfill by over one billion one-time use bottles. Also, the company currently maintains a zero-waste manufacturing facility. Water used for the manufacturing process is cleaned and recycled four times before it is filtered and sent to a treatment plant.
Such thrifty manufacturing processes save resources, money, and environmental impacts. Learn more about Liberty’s innovative manufacturing processes at their website and in this video. And learn more about their MVP2 award from NPPR’s press release.