The North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) has released a new White Paper, "Die Casting Industry's Environmental Challenges, Responsibilities and Results" analyzing the ways the industry has been addressing environmental issues in a positive way since the 1970s. North American die casters have been at the forefront of efforts to use environmentally friendly production processes because of the high level of recycled metal used for a typical die casting, as well as the industry's efforts to promote environmental stewardship through participation in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Sector Strategies Program. "Being a good corporate citizen with regard to the environment has ever increasing that many offshore competitors do not incur," explained Dan Twarog, NADCA's president. "As OEMs continue to address their own environmental efforts, they should not turn a blind eye to their supplier base. If they are to be considered true stewards of the world's environment, they should be knowledgeable and supportive of the efforts of the industries that supply them." The NADCA White Paper details the way the industry works with the EPA, examines the recycling cycle for alloy and completed castings, and provides examples of a die caster's environmental management system. The paper also explores some of the future environmental issues facing the industry. For more information or to request a copy of the white paper, visit: http://www.diecasting.org/oem.htm Based in Wheeling, IL, the North American Die Casting Association represents the world's most effective die casters creating the world's best cast products. The organization serves as the voice of the industry, promoting growth and enhancing its members' ability to compete domestically in the global marketplace.