Published online: May 28, 2013 Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Irrigation, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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Several green initiatives in place at J.R. Simplot's Moses Lake, Wash., facility were highlighted during a recent Association of Washington Business meeting.


The potato processing plant received an AWB Environmental Excellence award in Spokane earlier this week. Simplot was one of seven Washington businesses to win an award this year.


According to AWB president Don Brunell, Environmental Excellence awards are given to businesses that implement progressive and environmentally sensitive practices.


"These award winners are meeting the needs of their customers and taking care of their communities while showing that environmental sustainability is a smart way to do business," he said. Simplot's use of its anaerobic digester was one reason the company received the award. The digester, nicknamed Bertha, allows the company to recycle wastewater from their potato processing into high nutrient irrigation water.


SOURCE: Tiffany Sukola, Columbia Basin Herald