Cleveland, Ohio, April 16, 2012 – Access to clean and safe drinking water is something that many individuals take for granted. Yet, 783 million people do not have the luxury of having clean water readily available to them. In addition, 2.5 billion people do not have access to a location that provides a safe and clean environment to use the
lavatory. The end result is that a projected 3,000 children die every day from water-related diseases that could have easily been prevented.
WaterAid, founded in 1981, is an international non-profit organization that aims to ameliorate the water accessibility conditions in some of the world’s poorest communities. Through hygiene education and improving access to safe water and sanitation, WaterAid has transformed the lives of roughly 16 million people globally. In the last 30 years, WaterAid has brought its vision and mission to 27 different countries; spanning from Africa, Asia, to Central America.
To commemorate Earth Day 2012 (April 22, 2012), Abanaki Corporation will be making a monetary donation to WaterAid. From Earth Day through May 31, a portion of the oil skimmer and oil belt skimmer sales will go towards this organization and its efforts to improve the lives of those living without this simple, yet essential resource: clean water.
Abanaki has specialized in oil skimming solutions for more than 40 years. In addition to constantly striving to achieve the most effective technologies in oil skimming solutions, Abanaki takes great pride in being a steward of the environment. Consistently working under the motto “Making it easy to Clean Our World®”, Abanaki demonstrates its commitment to being environmentally conscious while tackling the issues of pollution in the manufacturing world.
For more information about WaterAid, visit: www.wateraidamerica.org.
About Abanaki Corporation: Abanaki, the world leader in oil skimmer products, manufactures a wide range of products to remove oils, greases, solvents, and related hydrocarbons from water. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Abanaki has served a global customer base in industries as diverse as iron and steel, wastewater, paper, food processing, automotive, environmental remediation and recycling for more than 40 years. Today, under the corporate motto “Making it easy to Clean Our World®,” Abanaki continues to address pollution in industry through innovation, customer commitment, and environmental stewardship within its own operations.
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