NEODESHA, Kans. — Cobalt Boats has been recognized in the form of a Pollution Prevention award from Kansas Department of Health and Environment, according to a press release from the company. The manufacturer was honored with a national award presented by The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable in Washington, D.C.

Using innovative processes and compliant materials Cobalt reportedly reduces emissions of hazardous air pollutions, diminish the need for raw material by recycling, which resulted in a cost savings in materials purchases, and associated waste cost. Computer controlled cutting equipment helps eliminate waste at the source by making precision cuts and nesting the parts. Net results include less waste entering landfills and reduced waste-disposal costs.

By using a "closed molding" process for small-parts production, Cobalt captures most of the emissions in the molds. The builder plans to expand this process by producing up to 70 percent of its small parts using this process. Other benefits of the process reduced energy and material costs, as well as reduced waste per part.