Annual Report
  Sustaining Excellence

                        10 Years

A Decade of Progress: Waste Wise Celebrates 10 Years	
Celebrating Our Partners	
 2004 Hall of Fame Inductees 	
 2004 Partners of the Year	
 Waste Wise Presents the Rookie Reporter and Sustained Achievement Awards.
 2004 Program Champions	
 2004 Honorable Mentions	

                            A  Decade  of Progress:
                            WasteWise  Celebrates   10  Years
10 Years
 of Waste Wise
                               n late 1987, an infamous Long Island trash barge found itself in an unenviable situation when five
                               states and three foreign countries refused to accept the garbage it hauled. This well-publicized event
                               helped catalyze a national commitment to waste management, with a renewed emphasis on reducing,
                            reusing, and recycling. During the same era, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also
                            began to initiate partnerships with businesses to develop
                            innovative approaches to environmental protection. As part of
this national campaign, EPA launched WasteWise in 1994 as a voluntary partnership program
designed to assist businesses in developing practical solid waste reduction techniques. Initially
consisting of 281 Charter Partners, the program represented a
cross-section of American companies ranging from communications
firms to restaurants to large utilities. From its inception, the
program emphasized waste prevention—using less material to do the
same job—because this provides the most significant benefits to the
environment and the bottom line.
As the WasteWise program evolved, its membership expanded to
include state, local, and tribal governments, as well as schools,
universities, and nonprofit organizations. By the mid-1990s, the
program included more than 50 sectors. WasteWise established the
endorser program in 1995 to enlist trade associations, state and local
agencies, and nonprofits to help spread the waste reduction message.
A fundamental objective of the program was to promote waste
  ,          -77-      •    r   • r   r                  (Clockwise from top) EPA Administrator Christine
reduction strategies—both innovative and  tried-and-true—among      Todd Whitman with the 2001 WasteWise Partners of
diverse organizations and in varying contexts across the country.        the Year; WasteWise awards objects in  2001; Bob
                                                          Langert of McDonald's Corporation receives a
                                                          WasteWise leadership award for environmental
                                                          work in 1994 and 1995.

    WasteWise 2004 Annual Report
EPA created a number of WasteWise Challenges to provide technical
assistance and recognition to partners that tackled waste streams of
large volume or specific concern to the environment. In 1998,
WasteWise introduced the Transport Packaging Challenge to support
organizations in their efforts to eliminate
unnecessary packaging and switch to
reusable materials. In 2000, many
partners accepted the Electronics
Challenge, acknowledging the importance
of preventing hazardous components from
entering landfills by donating or recycling
old computers, hosting collection events,
or refurbishing instead of buying new. In
addition, the Building Challenge, rolled
out in 2002, targeted an important waste
Stream garnering increasing national          The information contained ,n WasteW.se publ.cat.ons has been one
                                           of the most useful benefits of membership for many partners.
attention—construction and demolition (C&D) debris. By
encouraging partners to reuse or recycle C&D debris, WasteWise
enhanced partners' efforts to institute "green building" practices.
                          To invigorate and expand the program,
                          WasteWise launched a national campaign
                          in 2001 to promote the concept of
                          Resource Management, a strategic
                          alternative to traditional disposal
                          contracting that offers waste haulers
                          financial incentives to help organizations
                          reduce waste. Additionally, as EPA
                          addressed  issues related to greenhouse
                          gases and  waste, WasteWise established
                          the Climate Change award. This award
                          recognizes partners that educate others
                          about opportunities to mitigate greenhouse
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1994 1995
EPA issues the
Procurement Guidelines,
designating 19 recycled-
content products for
federal government
preferable procurement
Expansion of member- Members receive the A material focus: A sector focus: WasteWise
ship to state, local, and first Partner of the the Transport the Federal Agency welcomes its
tribal governments, Year and Program Packaging Challenge Campaign 1,000th partner
schools, universities, Champion awards
and nonprofits

The United States
reaches a 25 per-
cent recycling rate;
EPA sets a new
goal of 35 percent

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Executive Order 13101
requires federal agencies
to prevent waste, recy-
cle, and buy environ-
mentally preferable

EPA shows that
waste reduction
helps mitigate global
climate change

        gas emissions by reducing solid waste. The program further promotes
        this important linkage by distributing a Climate Profile to each
        Waste Wise partner that details the greenhouse gas emission reductions
        associated with its reported waste reduction activities.

        On this 10th anniversary, Waste Wise seeks to commemorate a
        decade of notable achievements while planning for the future.
        Through the Waste Wise States Campaign,  EPA is working to
        create synergies between federal and state waste reduction outreach
        efforts. In conjunction  with EPA's Resource Conservation
        Challenge,  the program has expanded its scope to include new and
        emerging waste streams. Finally,  Waste Wise created the Hall of
        Fame to honor partners with a long-standing commitment to
        constant improvement that serve as models  for other partners.

        The essence of Waste Wise continues to be its membership—now
        including more than  1,500 organizations committed to exploring new
                                                                                                   frontiers and promoting the
                                                                                                   notion that environmental
                                                                                                   stewardship and economic
                                                                                                   performance can be not only
                                                                                                   compatible, but complemen-
                                                                                                   tary. In this annual report,
                                                                                                   Waste Wise recognises the
                                                                                                   2004 award winners—
                                                                                                   organisations that have
                                                                                                   made strides through their
                                                                                                   voluntary efforts to prevent
                                                                                                   waste and recycle. After  a
                                                                                                   decade of progress, EPA
                                                            thanks Waste Wise partners and endorsers for making this program a
                                                            success.  Together,  they have collectively demonstrated that hard work
                                                            and dedication can truly make a difference.
Douglas Strong, Worldwide Recycling Manager,
Eastman Kodak Company, accepts one of the inau-
gural WasteWise Hall of Fame awards from Tom
Dunne of EPA in 20CB.
WasteWise targets
electronics through
 the Electronics
   Promotion of
Resource Management,
  waste contracting
Launch of the States
Campaign and the
Building Challenge
Climate Campaign
Expansion to new
waste streams, such
as coal combustion
                        WasteWise creates
                         the Hall of Fame
                          to recognize
  10 years
                    EPA requires its offices
                     to use paper with
                    100 percent recycled
                   content and 50 percent
                    postconsumer content
                       EPA introduces the
                      Resource Conservation
                      Challenge to prevent
                      pollution, reduce waste,
                      and conserve energy
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WasteWise created the Hall of Fame in 2003 to recognize partners that continually excel in waste reduction efforts, provide
ongoing support for the WasteWise program, and serve as role models for other partners. Inaugural members included:
General Motors

       General Motors Corporation (GM), the world's
       largest vehicle manufacturer, finds that through
       its voluntary partnerships, it can make a world
of difference. GM employs 325,000 people globally in
its core automotive business and subsidiaries and holds
about 15 percent of the global vehicle market. Since
joining WasteWise as a charter partner in 1994, GM
has established itself as a true innovator,
identifying countless ways to reduce its
ecological footprint. WasteWise named
GM Partner of the Year twice  in the past
three years, as well as Climate Change
Partner of the Year in 2003.
  Between 1998 and 2002, GM facilities
in the United States decreased the
generation of Waste Wise-targeted wastes
by 3 7 percent, and they have not stopped
there. Realizing that waste reduction opportunities are
not only found at the tail end  of the waste stream, GM
developed Resource Management (RM)—a strategic
alternative to disposal contracting  that aligns a waste
hauler's financial incentives with a facility's waste
reduction goals. The RM program  is now in place at 94
percent of GM's North American facilities. Only four
years after rolling out RM, participating facilities
reported a 42 percent reduction in waste that could be
credited to the success of the initiative.

   RM is only one example of GM's commitment to
innovative waste management. In addition, the
automobile manufacturer strives to increase the
recycled content of materials in vehicle components
           such as head-liners, door trim, instrument
           panels, bumpers, seats, and molding. For
           example, GM North America uses 8,500
           tons of nylon fibers from recycled carpet;
           5,400 tons of polypropylene from recycled
           soda bottle caps; and 2,900 tons of rubber
           from recycled tires in its vehicles annually.
           Also, as a founding member of the
           Suppliers Partnership for the Environment
           with EPA, GM leads an effort to
           collaborate with its suppliers to improve
environmental management throughout the supply
chain. Looking to the future, GM aims to reduce the
total amount of waste generated at all  of its facilities
worldwide by an additional 15 percent and increase the
recycling rate by 15 percent from  2000 through the end
of 2005. By putting this goal into  action through its
numerous ongoing environmental initiatives,  GM looks
to be a model WasteWise partner for years to  come.
                                                              HALL of
    "General Motors is
  proud to be included
    in EPA's WasteWise
     Hall of Fame. Our
  partnership with EPA
       in its WasteWise
 program is an excellent
example of a successful,
    collaborative public-
private initiative. During
  our  involvement with
  the program, GM has
    recycled millions of
   tons of waste, which
helps to contribute to a
  sustainable future for
  both the environment
     and our business."
             AND ENERGY

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                                King  County,  Washington
 "Helping employees
 understand that their
 everyday behaviors do
 have an impact on the
 environment has helped
 us meet our goals to
 reduce waste, while
 making government
 more efficient."
         King County, Washington, has been a
         recognized national leader in waste reduction.
         Since joining WasteWise in 1997, the county
has won four program awards, including two Partner of
the Year honors, and it continues to expand its waste
reduction program through ambitious goals and the
commitment of dedicated employees. The county serves
as a model for other local governments, providing them
with assistance, advice, and
promotional materials.
Furthermore, the county's King
Street Center, which employs
approximately 1,500 people,
achieved more than double its
5 percent per employee waste reduction goal in 2003,
while the county began recycling new materials at 12
facilities and diverted 19,500 pounds of computers and
electronics from the local landfill. Even with these
impressive recycling statistics, waste prevention and
green building initiatives form the backbone of King
County's success.
   In addition to the extensive King County Surplus
program, 30 different county buildings or work areas
maintain their own office supply exchange areas, while
the county's Department of Natural Resources and
Parks continues to develop its Intranet exchange for
larger items. This combination of programs saved King
County $1 million in new office equipment and
furniture. Always seeking innovative opportunities to
reduce waste, the county's Transit Division re-treaded
317,000 pounds of bus tires in 2003—more than 50
percent of the tires used by the division and a 40
percent increase  over 2002. Three additional county
divisions followed suit, saving $125,000 in 2003 alone.
                                                                         King County
                      A hallmark of King County's
                   waste reduction program is its
                   commitment to green practices
                   in building design, construction,
                   and demolition. In overseeing
the demolition of the Seattle Kingdome in March 2000,
the county reused and recycled 97 percent of the
demolition debris generated. This was no small
accomplishment—the plan not only reduced the
quantity of waste, but also saved the county more than
$3 million. In addition, the King County Executive and
King County Council have signed initiatives and
motions in the past three years that reinforce the
county's commitment to green building and the U.S.
Green Building Council's LEED program. With a
fundamental commitment to waste reduction practices,
King County continues to be a leading example  for
local governments.

Very Large  Business: Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

Anheuser-Busch, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, manages a broad range of operations in its breweries and theme parks. As a
vertically integrated company, Anheuser-Busch strives to successfully integrate Waste Wise into all of its operations. In 2003, the
company effectively reduced waste by "lightweighting"—reducing the amount of aluminum used to produce its 24-ounce cans by 5.1
million pounds and saving 7.5 million pounds of paperboard by decreasing the thickness of its 12-pack bottle packaging.
Additionally, Anheuser-Busch maintains an expansive organic waste reuse program, using 10.3 million pounds of beechwood
chips—a byproduct of the brewing process—to produce compost and mulch. The company uses the byproducts in its many theme
parks, such as Sea World and Busch Gardens.
Large Business:  Pitney Bowes Inc.
A provider of mailing and document handling services to businesses, Pitney Bowes (headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut) has
successfully implemented a nationwide toner cartridge recycling program for its home-office and field locations where employees use
ink-jet, laser, and facsimile printers.  By partnering with a re-manufacturer, toner cartridges are efficiently collected and returned for
refurbishment and resale. Rebate proceeds are donated to a nonprofit recipient organization whose mission is to teach children
about recycling and materials reuse.  In addition to the toner cartridge program, Pitney Bowes recycled 11.4 million pounds of
materials in 2003.
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Midsize Business and Climate Change: Guardian Automotive—Ligonier Plant

In producing automotive glass, Indiana-based Guardian Automotive takes great measures to debunk the myth that "industry" equals
"waste." Ligonier Plant reduced the overall amount of trash it generated by 464,000 pounds in 2003 as compared to 2001, saving
more than $13,800 in disposal costs. With a strong commitment to waste prevention, Guardian launders and reuses cloth gloves and
towels and found a company that will reuse its  Gaylord boxes instead of recycling them. This action diverted 22,770 pounds of
corrugated cardboard from the landfill and saved Guardian $1,380. The company also recycled 25 million pounds of material in
2003—an impressive number for a company with only 519 employees. Guardian attributes much of its success to its employees—
since they are on the waste reduction "front line"—and solicits their suggestions about how to improve plant waste reduction
initiatives. The Ligonier Plant is a prominent member of the community, and its employees often visit schools to discuss the
importance of waste reduction.  The company also enjoys the recognition it receives from local media.

Guardian Automotive pays close attention to the connection between waste and climate change. In 2003, the Ligonier Plant's
emission reductions were equivalent to removing more than 1,000 cars from the road for one year!

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                            Small Business:  Genzyme Corporation
                            In 2003, Genzyme Corporation, a Massachusetts-based biotechnology company, furthered its commitment to waste reduction by
                            implementing the Genzyme Environmental Management System (GEMS). Among other waste reduction and recycling initiatives
                            at the site, Genzyme's shipping department works with distributors to arrange the return of custom-designed injection molded
                            polyurethane boxes for reuse, saving the company $34,000 annually. In addition, by converting from paper to polystyrene cups for
                            coffee service, launching an educational campaign, and distributing free, reusable ceramic mugs to employees, Genzyme reduced the
                            weight of disposable cup waste at the site by nearly 80 percent in 2003. Finally, Genzyme created a partnership with the Youville
                            House, an assisted living facility in Cambridge, to donate the hundreds of cold gel packs it receives with temperature-sensitive
                            pharmaceutical products (rather than disposing of them as trash). The majority of these initiatives stemmed from activities
                            developed for three Genzyme buildings located in Framingham.
                           Electronics  Challenge:  Jackson State University

                           Jackson State University (JSU), located in Jackson, Mississippi, created the Computer Recycling and Training Project to increase
                           awareness about computer recycling and create jobs for the local economy. This program provides onsite job training for low-income
                           individuals, teaching them valuable skills needed for employment. Using newspapers to advertise, the program collected more than
                           16,000 pounds of computers and computer components from area colleges and universities, businesses, private homes, and state and
                           local agencies. Volunteers and participants in the job training program then refurbished the computers for redistribution in the
                           community and sent computers that could not be refurbished to a recycler in Louisiana. In 2003, program participants refurbished
                           and donated 70 computers.
DANA-FARBER        Nonprofit:  Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
                           A cancer research and treatment center in Boston, Massachusetts, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute recycled 13 different types of
                           materials and maintained an active "orphaned chemicals" program, thereby preventing pollution and minimizing waste.  Concerned
                           with the amount of trash that could not be recycled, the institute's Green Team created a "Weird Waste Day" on Earth Day 2003 to
                           collect recyclable items that are not typically recycled. The Green Team creatively informed employees about acceptable items for
                           "Weird Waste Day" by placing articles in Dana-Farber's bimonthly newsletter and on the organization's Web site. In 2003, the
                           Green Team collected many items for recycling, including 25 pounds of transparencies, 12 pounds of CDs, and 5 pounds of Tyvek®
                           envelopes. In addition, Dana-Farber saved more than $9,000 in 2003 and recycled 91,200 pounds of corrugated cardboard,  115,080
                           pounds of paper, and 3,000 pounds of mixed plastics.
Federal Government: U.S.  Postal Service—Northeast Area
Serving more than 20 million customers, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Northeast Area processes a great deal of mail. In 2003,
19.4 billion pieces of mail passed through its post offices. To reduce the associated waste, the organization recycles undeliverable
mail, discarded lobby mail, white paper, and computer printouts in its 3,200 facilities—resulting in more than 68.8 million pounds
of mixed paper recycled in 2003. Due to improved lobby collection and expanded undeliverable mail collection, this amount

                                                                                                                      2004 Partners of the Year
represents a 14 percent increase from the previous year. In addition, through an innovative mail-back program, the Northeast Area
recycled nearly 40,000 pounds of mercury lamps. The Northeast Area credits the success of its programs to the cooperation and
dedication of its employees, who assist in the collection of recyclables and disseminate Waste Wise information to all USPS
Northeast Area employees through the District Newsletter. The employees put forth high amounts of enthusiasm and effort to
ensure not only that the mail gets  delivered, but that it gets recycled, too.

State Government and  Endorser: South Carolina Department of Health

and  Environmental Control

A dual award recipient, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) works to educate and
involve its 5,309 employees in waste reduction, and carries the message beyond its offices to other organizations across the state.
DHEC's Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling promotes its efforts in various publications, including DHEC's electronic
employee newsletter. Additionally, it posts the department's Waste Wise goals and waste prevention policies on the Intranet and in
copy rooms throughout its offices.  One unique waste prevention activity involved encouraging employees to bring reusable utensils
to its 2003 holiday luncheon and rewarding those who did with the gift of a reusable travel mug. In addition, DHEC employees
created a throw rug from old T-shirts they brought into the office.

The winner of the Endorser of the Year award, DHEC spreads the waste reduction message beyond its walls through its Business
Recycling Assistance Program (B-RAP), a technical assistance partnership that promotes waste prevention, recycling,
environmentally preferable purchasing, and recycling market development to South Carolina organizations. As organizations
contact B-RAP for technical assistance, DHEC encourages them to consider becoming Waste Wise partners, providing them with
Waste Wise information packets, explaining the program, and assisting them with the application process. In fact, DHEC
collaborates closely with EPA through the  Waste Wise States Campaign to create synergies between federal and state waste
reduction outreach. Additionally, DHEC supported the creation of the South Carolina Resource Conservation Challenge
(SCRCC)—modeled after EPAs Resource  Conservation Challenge—to help organizations save money by reducing waste and
energy. To  launch the initiative, DHEC and other SCRCC sponsors held a kickoff workshop on energy and waste  reduction
strategies attended by 130 people.
Tribal Government: Confederated  Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, located in Pendleton Oregon, spread waste reduction values
throughout the tribal community. Staff at the Tribal Environmental Recovery Facility (TERF) take extra steps to reduce waste,
recovering reusable items such as furniture from the waste stream. The tribal transfer station plans to open a materials exchange in
its new recycling building, where residents can pick up reusable items. The tribe spreads the waste reduction message via brochures,
public meetings, a quarterly newsletter, and articles in the local Confederated Umatilla Journal. Its waste reduction commitment
extends throughout the reservation and contributes to a healthier environment for everyone living on or visiting the Umatilla
Indian Reservation. In 2003, the TERF also closed the recycling loop by purchasing 526 pounds of recycled content products,
including calendars, facial tissue, toilet paper, and office supplies.


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                                    Local Government:  Kit sap County, Washington

                                    In its five years of WasteWise partnership, Kitsap County, Washington, has evolved from operating a simple recycling program to
                                    integrating a comprehensive waste prevention ethic throughout all of its facilities by implementing an annual waste reduction goals
                                    and training program. In 2003, the county's Facilities, Parks, and Recreation department achieved great success by increasing
                                    recycling at public events with newly-purchased clear recycling bins that make it easy to see "what goes in." In its first year, the
                                    department collected 202 bags of plastic and aluminum containers. Fairground vendors also recycled more than 290,000 pounds of
                                    corrugated cardboard, saving $300 in disposal costs. In addition, the county's paperless Wa$te Exchange (WX)—an office surplus
                                    exchange—allows employees to search postings of surplus supplies instead of purchasing new items and has saved the county
                                    $10,000 in avoided purchases. Kitsap County also encourages employees to reduce paper usage by making double-sided copies,
                                    avoiding printing emails, and piloting an electronic timecard system that not only reduces paper usage, but also saves the county
                                    time and money by streamlining the tracking process.
                                     School/School District: Los Angeles  Unified School District

                                     The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is often building new schools. Rather than disposing of asphalt and concrete
                                     from building deconstruction, LAUSD ships the materials to a manufacturer for reuse in new products. In an innovative partnership,
                                     the school district then purchases the asphalt-based products from the company and uses them in new school construction projects.
                                     In 2003, LAUSD recycled more than 30 million pounds of concrete and asphalt!  In a sector in which funding is always tight, the
                                     district has also found numerous ways to save money by reducing waste. Reusing pallets saved LAUSD more than $77,400 in
                                     purchasing costs and $11,800 in disposal costs; changing the way it serves cafeteria food saved $620,800 in food disposal costs; and
                                     grasscycling saved $395,800 in yard trimmings disposal costs. The district also recycles mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, and
                                     beverage containers in schools and began an electronics recycling program in  2003.
                                     College/University: Miami  University
With a student body of more than 16,000, Miami University in Ohio integrates fun into waste reduction, getting students involved
through competition. In one initiative, "Waging War on Waste," Miami University pitted its students against food waste and trash
in the hope that waste would be the ultimate loser. The program started with food waste, but expanded to "to go" waste in 2003
after an informal waste audit identified a need for reusable trays instead of nonrecyclable "to go" packaging. Miami University is also
a founding member of Recycle Mania—a highly lauded intercollegiate recycling competition that now includes 17 schools—and has
been a formidable challenger since 2001. For 10 weeks every year, the university competes against other colleges to see which school
can collect the most recyclables. In addition to traditional materials, Miami students recycled more than 14,800 pounds of
hardcover books and 31,600 pounds of computer equipment in 2003. By significantly reducing the total  quantity  of materials
landfilled in 2003, the university saved an impressive $66,500 in avoided disposal fees.

Responding to the suggestion of the inaugural WasteWise Hall of Fame partners, EPA initiated two new award categories in 2004. The Rookie
Reporter category honors first-time reporters that show potential for successful waste reduction initiatives and address each of WasteWise s core
program areas—waste prevention, recycling, and buying recycled. The Sustained Achievement award recognizes long-time partners that have
demonstrated continual pursuit of creative environmental initiatives.
Rookie Reporter:

City of Greenville, South  Carolina

In 2003, the City of Greenville, South Carolina, initiated the first phase of a
business curbside recycling program, distributing bins and WasteWise flyers,
Greenville recycling and source reduction information, and a piece on how to
conduct a waste audit. In addition, the City of Greenville added WasteWise
information to its Web site, diverted seven new materials from local landfills, and
conducted a recycling participation audit across the city by following recycling
vehicles and counting stops. The audit team will use this information for targeted
and cost-effective promotion, education, and outreach.

Rookie Reporter:

Medical University of  South Carolina

The Medical University of South Carolina, located in Charleston, conserves
natural resources with a cost-effective recycling and donation program, an
impressive vermicomposting program, and extensive C&D recycling projects. The
hospital donates unused items to local schools and charities, reducing disposal
costs and helping the community. Internally, its four-year-old worm farm, "fed" by
the university's cafeteria, transforms organic waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer. To
top off its first year activities, the university conscientiously deconstructed  two
quadrangle buildings, sending the concrete, steel, and bricks to local vendors for
recycling and saving approximately 8,529 BTUs of energy—enough energy to
power more than 80 homes for an entire year!
Sustained Achievement:

Haworth,  Inc.

A WasteWise partner since 1994, Haworth, Inc., continues to exceed its
WasteWise goals, demonstrating a commitment to reducing waste through
intensive recycling programs and an efficient production and distribution process.
A designer and manufacturer of innovative office furniture, Haworth developed a
recycling center in 1992 and hasn't looked back since—it even operates a 19,000
square foot material recovery center, where employees can bring recyclable
materials from their homes. By 2000, Haworth had recycled more than 150
million pounds of materials. Since joining WasteWise, the company has
significantly expanded the variety of materials it recycles and the number of work
sites that participate. Haworth was among the first in its industry to use 100
percent recyclable and 80 percent post-consumer corrugated boxes for packaging,
and it also initiated a pallet repair program to reduce wood disposal rates.

Sustained Achievement:

International Truck and Engine Corporation

International Truck and Engine Corporation made WasteWise reporting a
priority in 1994 and has diligently maintained this practice for 10 years. In 2000,
International Truck initiated its Next Generation Vehicle (NGV) program, which
allowed suppliers to ship using returnable containers and fewer individually
packaged parts. This program cut packaging waste in half. The first North
American truck and diesel engine manufacturer to achieve ISO 14001 registration,
International recycled more than 1,600 tons of corrugated boxes, 3,400 tons of
wooden pallets, and 22,000 tons of ferrous metals in  2003. International Truck and
Engine also reaches out to the community to further reduce waste. The company's
Fort Wayne, Indiana, facility hosts an annual Tire Amnesty Day to give
community members an opportunity to properly dispose of old tires.


Very Large Business:
The Walt Disney Company

Large Business:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Midsize Business:
Guardian Automotive—Auburn Plant
NEC Electronics America, Inc.—Roseville

Small Business:
Spartech Industries, Inc.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Federal Government:
Sandia National Laboratories

State Government:
Tennessee Department of Environment and
Tribal Government:
Fort Independence Indian Reservation

Local Government:
Jackson County, Missouri

School/School District:
Desert Sands Unified School District

Youngstown State University


International Truck and Engine Corp.
—Springfield Plant

City of Clifton, New Jersey—Recycling Program

Very Large Business:
Target Stores

Large Business:
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Battelle Memorial Institute
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Spartech Plastics, Inc.
Steelcase Inc.

Small Business:
Evelyn Hill Inc.
Kessler Consulting, Inc.—Innovative Waste Solutions
Federal Government:
The Presidio Trust
U.S. EPA Region 9
U.S. Government Printing Office

Local Government:
City of Clifton, New Jersey—Recycling Program
City of Fremont

University of Virginia—Division of Recoverable and
Disposable Resources

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

    WasteWise (5306W)

     )fficial Business
     snalty for Private Use $300

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