PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Register Now for D+D 2014

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


NASSCO Receives Second Recycling Award

Thursday, July 21, 2011

More items for Surface Preparation

Comment | More

General Dynamics NASSCO has announced that it has earned its second consecutive recycling award for the year 2010 from the City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department, in part because it recycles spent abrasive from its blast and paint facility for use as an additive in cement.

NASSCO was honored with a 2010 Director's Recycling Award for its efforts to divert waste from landfills and conserve natural resources. In 2010, the company's recycling initiatives led to an 81 percent recycling of the 33,294 tons (or 66.6 million pounds) of trash generated by the shipyard in 2010, the company says.

 General Dynamics NASSCO

 General Dynamics NASSCO

NASSCO's 81 percent recycling rate in 2010 surpassed the company's objective of 79 percent recycling, a goal that the shipyard says it is working to beat again this year. NASSCO recycles items including spent abrasives, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, paper, cardboard, oil, plastic, electronic waste and rags.

As a result of its recycling efforts, the company points out that its recycling and trash compaction lines have reduced large trash truck hauls to the Otay Mesa landfill from six truck hauls per day to just one. These efforts help to extend the life of San Diego's landfills, and also reduce NASSCO's carbon footprint on the community, the company says.

Located in San Diego, General Dynamics NASSCO employs more than 3,600 people and is the only major ship construction yard on the West Coast of the United States. Additional information on General Dynamics NASSCO can be found at www.nassco.com.

   

Tagged categories: Abrasives; Awards and honors; Shipyards; Surface preparation

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

Get a 2.7 to 3.3 mil profile and a Near White Metal Clean. For info visit www.mbxit.com or call 877 629-8777


Atlantic Design, Inc.
OUR INDUSTRY IS CHANGING!

We should know. We’re the ones leading the way. Cleverly simple. Clearly ADI. 866.Call.ADI


CHLOR*RID International Inc.
Surface cleanliness is
ESSENTIAL to coating
performance.

* TEST FOR SALTS
* PREVENT FLASH RUST
* REMOVE SALTS
More information at
www.chlor-rid.com,

800-422-3217


Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves
Portable Blasters

Schmidt's VBS System reduces blowdown intensity, prevents exhaust from damaging floor while using no screens or filters. Reduces sound; Increasing safety.
Call 1-800-231-2085


Harsco
Find BLACK BEAUTY® Abrasives

Use our online tool to search by address, city or zip code to find where you can buy BLACK BEAUTY® abrasives. Or call us toll free: 1-888-733-3646


CS Unitec
Surface Prep Tools for Hazardous Conditions

CS Unitec's Trelawny™
line of surface prep tools
is safe and efficient for
use in marine & protective coatings applications including Ex Zones & Hot Work Zones.


Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead
standards.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com