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Baxa 'Ecological' Program Promotes Benefits of Recycling
Date:4/20/2009

Commitment to 'green' activities at Baxa Corporation celebrates Earth Day while providing reduced costs and workplace benefits.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxa Corporation announces the launch of its 'ecological' program to encourage smart use of natural resources. Joining the 'green generation,' Baxa has put in place actions to celebrate Earth Day 2009 and create meaningful environmental change. Historically, Baxa has chosen product designs and raw materials that reduce waste and improve patient safety and minimize environmental impact. More recently, the company has introduced specific initiatives for reducing its environmental impact and advancing its environmental stewardship.

As part of its 'ecological' effort, Baxa discontinued the use of Styrofoam(TM) and paper cups for its associates - issuing reusable hot and cold cups for use during work hours. Extensive on-site recycling includes not only paper, plastic and metal components, but computer and electronics and batteries. Aside from providing community service, 'green' initiatives at the company have resulted in significant environmental savings.

According to data provided by Waste Management, the company's waste and recycling hauler, Baxa recycling efforts included 80.3 tons of recycled paper and cardboard and resulted in the following benefits for 2008:

  • 281 cu yd of landfill airspace saved
  • 1,365 mature trees saved
  • 37,174 gallons of oil saved
  • 1,927 gallons of gasoline saved
  • 562,030 gallons of water saved
  • 329,189 kw-hr of electricity saved

"Baxa Corporation has a long history of environmental awareness - even before 'green' was popular in the media and among the general public," notes Steve vanEngen, Senior VP of Operations. "Among our key initiatives for environmental stewardship are the use of recycled materials wherever possible in packaging and manufacturing. Further, the company supports lean manufacturing principles to reduce waste and scrap in production, along with encouraging electronic ordering to reduce reliance on paper processes. Widespread corporate recycling makes the effort visible to all associates, while promoting compliance. Finally, marketing and sales efforts increasingly rely on electronic media - reducing paper and ink consumption for printing and costs for packaging and distribution."

Baxa Corporation strives to address environmental impact in all of its operations - whether they are manufacturing or office activities. The company operates under full compliance with the WEEE (European Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment) Directive and promotes environmental stewardship in both global and local venues.

About Baxa Corporation

Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for medication handling and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of medications. Key products include the PadLock(R) Set Saver, Rapid-Fill(TM) Automated Syringe Fillers, Exacta-Med(R) Oral Dispensers, MicroFuse(R) Syringe Infusers, Repeater(TM) Pharmacy Pumps, and Exacta-Mix(TM) Multi-Source Automated Compounders; used worldwide in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at www.baxa.com.

    Contact
    Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing
    Baxa Corporation:  800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157
    Email:  marian.robinson@baxa.com

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    Absolutely Public Relations: 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558
    Email: maggie@absolutelypr.com


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