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Bates Rubber Inc. Welcomed Into TDEC's Green Star Partnership

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 03:53pm

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) welcomed Bates Rubber, Inc. as the newest member of the Tennessee Green Star Partnership in a recognition ceremony on Friday Nov. 15.

The Tennessee Green Star Partnership is an environmental leadership program that recognizes manufacturers across the state committed to sustainability and exhibiting continuous improvement in their operations.

Bates Rubber, Inc. manufactures plastic tubing and tubing assemblies for automotive markets domestically and internationally. Its processes include extrusion, trimming, forming, curing, testing, assembly and packaging.

“We are pleased to welcome Bates Rubber, Inc. into the Tennessee Green Star Partnership,” Dr. Kendra Abkowitz, director of TDEC’s Office of Policy and Sustainable Practices, said. “From recycling 95 percent of their raw material to reducing solvent waste this company stays on track to be sustainable and maintain its ISO14001 certification.”

To become a member of the Tennessee Green Star Partnership, a manufacturer must operate under an ISO 14001 certification, a voluntary environmental management standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization, and/or an environmental management system that conforms to ISO 14001, and must have a minimum of three years of exceptional environmental compliance with TDEC.

For more information about TDEC’s Green Star Partnership program, visit this site.