Earth Day 2020 is upon us, and, as always, DMP Corporation is excited to support companies in going above and beyond what’s asked to protect our shared environment.
In celebration of this year’s Earth Day, let’s dive into what Earth Day is, this year’s theme, and how DMP approaches upholding a nearly five-decade history of helping manufacturers remain in compliance with environmental regulations.
The first Earth Day took place in 1970, making 2020 the 50th year of the world coming together to mobilize for environmental progress.
Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, founded Earth Day following the massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, anti-war protests, and growing public concern surrounding air and water pollution.
The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970. It consisted of rallies and demonstrations across the nation, eventually leading to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the passage of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act by 1972.
By the 1990s, Earth Day received global attention and led to the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1992, President Bill Clinton awarded Senator Nelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the highest honor given to civilians in the United States — for his role as Earth Day founder. You can find out more about Earth Day at earthday.org/history.
For the event’s 50th anniversary, Earth Day 2020 has a theme of climate action.
Earth Day’s theme for 2020 is centered on spurring action related to climate change, which Earth Day organizers label as “the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.”
While events have shifted to being digital due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers around the globe have engineered ways to participate in this milestone year in Earth Day’s history.
With climate change at the forefront of not only Earth Day 2020, but the world’s collective consciousness, taking a deep look at the impact of industrial wastewater on the environment is critical.
Industrial wastewater generated by manufacturers across a variety of industries contributes to methane pollution, bacteria and pathogens entering the world’s rivers, lakes and aquifers, and more.
DMP has been at the forefront of helping manufacturers manage industrial wastewater since the 1970s by:
In particular, DMP understands the complexity surrounding meeting regulations such as city discharge limits, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s national pretreatment program, industrial wastewater effluent limitations guidelines and standards, and more. However, their regulations are essential for protecting our shared environment.
The proof is in our results. We’ve helped countless companies, such as St. Paul, Minnesota’s H.B. Fuller, find unique solutions that go beyond generic, baseline treatment plans. When H.B. Fuller turned to DMP to craft a solution that reduced TSS and BOD, eliminated compliance fees and surcharges, and was easily scalable, DMP answered the call.
DMP is proud of devoting fifty years of keeping manufacturers of various industries in compliance and, in turn addressing Earth 2020’s important theme of taking action against climate change by focusing on industrial wastewater solutions.
To request an evaluation of your wastewater systems and chemicals, contact us today.