December 20, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners) inducted its newest member at its Quarterly Meeting held on Dec. 10, 2021. As a new member, the organization pledges to implement voluntary environmental initiatives at its facility, share information and expertise with other businesses, foster environmental stewardship among its employees, and help raise public awareness.

Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. (MPF) manufactures high-quality pet food and treats. MPF, Inc. is a fourth generation family-owned business headquartered in Evansville, IN since 1926. They use renewable resources in production and 100% recyclable packaging for their product. They are members of the Pet Sustainability Coalition and they have had trees planted all over the world through their UPCs for Trees program.MPF, Inc. joins 101 other Indiana businesses that have committed to the Partner Pledge. They also go above and beyond with their commitment to voluntary environmental initiatives. A Partners membership provides each company with opportunities to network with other industries, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and governmental entities which share an interest in pollution prevention. They also will benefit from learning about the financial and environmental benefits of pollution prevention projects from the Partners organization. Partners hold three quarterly meetings and an annual conference and trade show where members exchange ideas, receive regulatory updates, and hear pollution prevention success stories.
Lucas Dobbs, Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. Occupational Safety and Environmental Manager, and Ben McKnight, Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention Executive Director.
About Partners 
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) Office of Program Support provides technical assistance and administrative support to Partners and works in a number of ways to promote pollution prevention activities. For more information, please visit IDEM’s Partners for Pollution Prevention website.

About IDEM 
IDEM (idem.IN.gov) implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and our environment.  


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