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Baxa Environmental Program Nets Significant Results
Date:4/21/2008

In celebration of Earth Day tomorrow, medical device company announces

significant increase in environmental benefits through environmental

stewardship and recycling programs.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxa Corporation is committed to manufacturing operations that minimize the opportunity for environmental harm and support sustainable resources. As a healthcare products provider, Baxa strives to choose the most efficient materials for our products -- those that have the greatest potential for patient safety and clinical efficacy and the least potential for adverse environmental impact. More recently, the company has adopted a number of 'green' initiatives for further reducing our environmental impact and supporting our goals for environmental stewardship.

For 2007, according to data provided by Waste Management the company's waste and recycling hauler, Baxa recycling efforts resulted in the following environmental savings:
-- 288 cu yd of landfill airspace saved

-- 1,399 mature trees saved

-- 38,110 gallons of oil saved

-- 1,975 gallons of gasoline saved

-- 576,170 gallons of water saved

-- 337,471 kw-hr of electricity saved

"In addition to our corporate-level programs, each year, Baxa promotes Earth Day through fun associate activities," notes Steve vanEngen, Senior VP of Operations. "This year the company plans to make a longer-term impact by providing a reusable grocery bag to each associate." VanEngen continues, "We'll also be making our results more visible by posting the company's 2007 recycling statistics, so that both associates and visitors can see the positive impact our company is making through recycling."

In addition to the more traditional green programs of recycling and waste management, the Baxa manufacturing plant features state-of-the-art efficiency in lighting, air handling and process control. Its manufacturing processes d
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