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May 28, 2013 > Companies honored for waste reduction

Companies honored for waste reduction

Submitted By stopwaste.org

On May 9, 2013, local public agency StopWaste recognized 12 Alameda County businesses for outstanding achievements in waste reduction at a recognition event at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. The winners represent a wide range of industries and were selected for their proactive and innovative waste reduction efforts, including food waste prevention, recycling and composting in multi-tenant properties and the promotion of recycled content products.

"The waste reduction practices of these business leaders not only benefit their own operations but strengthen the local economy by capturing the market value of recyclable and compostable materials that are all to go to land fill," said StopWaste executive director Gary Wolff. "These champions show everyone how to cut waste and boost efficiency and inspire us to achieve our county-wide goal of less than 10 percent recyclable or compostable materials in the trash."

The StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards honor Alameda County businesses and institutions whose continuous efforts to improve environmental performance and business efficiency have achieved outstanding results. Since the inception of the awards program in 2000, more than 100 Alameda County businesses and institutions have been recognized.


Award Categories and Winners

Waste Reduction Excellence in Commercial Property Management
Balentine Plaza Shopping Center (Newark)

Waste Reduction Excellence in Landscape Construction & Maintenance
Cagwin & Dorward (Union City office)

Leadership and Achievement in Sustainability
CBRE, Inc. (Various Alameda County cities)

Waste Reduction Excellence in Product Distribution
FreshPoint San Francisco (Union City)

Waste Reduction Excellence in Fast Food Restaurant Recycling and Composting
McDonald's - Pacific Sierra Region (multiple locations in Alameda County)

Waste Reduction Excellence by a Hardware Store
Pete's ACE Hardware (Castro Valley)

Waste Reduction Excellence in Manufacturing
Tesla Motors, Inc. (Fremont plant)

Waste Reduction Excellence in Multi-Family Property Management
The John Stewart Company (multiple properties in Alameda County)

Waste Reduction Excellence by a Building Materials Supplier
Truitt & White (Berkeley)

Waste Reduction Excellence in Institutional Food Service
UC Berkeley - Cal Dining (Berkeley)

Waste Reduction Excellence in Office Operations
VF Outdoor, Inc. (Alameda)

Waste Reduction Excellence in Landscape and Garden Retail
Western Garden Nursery (Pleasanton)

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