The Government of Ontario recognizes the innovative and leading-edge work being done by Ontario industries to reduce toxics in our environment.
Ontario is leading the way with innovative, green technologies that reduce the use, creation and release of toxics and contribute to clean and healthy communities.
The Woodbridge Foam Corporation and Leo W. M. Lau of the University of Western Ontario are the first recipients of the Ontario Green Chemistry and Engineering Awards sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment.
Leo W. M. Lau was recognized for his work helping companies improve processes which reduce waste and toxics. The Woodbridge Foam Corporation received the award for its pioneering work developing renewable resources as alternatives to using fossil fuel in manufacturing interior parts for automobiles.
The awards were presented at the Third International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) conference in Ottawa on August 16, 2010.