StopWaste Awards for Industry Leaders in Waste Reduction
On May 9, 2013, local public agency StopWaste will recognize twelve businesses and institutions from around the county for outstanding achievements in waste reduction. The practices these champions have put in place are as varied as the industries they represent—from the promotion of recycled content products in construction and landscape retail to institutional food waste prevention and effective recycling programs in multi-tenant properties.
Among those being recognized are nine McDonald’s restaurants in Alameda County, three of them located in Livermore. As part of a waste reduction initiative within McDonald’s Pacific Sierra Region, the owners and franchise partners of these restaurants made recycling and composting of food scraps and food-soiled paper a priority at their businesses. Employees at these model restaurants now collect recyclable and compostable materials from kitchens while customers sort materials for recycling and composting with the guidance of custom signage. The StopWaste Business Assistance team provided bilingual staff trainings to help launch the new programs.
Other industries represented by the winners of the 2013 StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards include institutional foodservice, manufacturing, landscape design and construction, building material suppliers, commercial and residential property management, office operations, and product distribution.
Livermore businesses honored in the past include Costco Wholesale Livermore, US Foods San Francisco Division and Wente Family Estates.
Visit www.StopWaste.Org to RSVP for the free StopWaste Business Efficiency Award celebration and learn how your business can be a leader in waste reduction! The recognition event will be held on May 9, 7:30-10 a.m., at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.