Building Community and Business Partnerships


Table of Contents

An Evolving Program	ii
Creating a Waste Wise Community.
Welcome to Our New Partners!	3

    Industry Sector Highlight: Airports and Communities Working Together	5
Waste Wise 2007 Award Winners
    Hall of Fame	6

    Partners of the Year	8

    Gold Achievement Awards	11

    Honorable Mention	14
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        An Evolving Program

        WasteWise welcomed many new partners in 2007. As of December 2006,
        a total of 1,484 partners and endorsers have committed to increasing
        waste prevention and recycling efforts.
        WasteWise program achievements are directly attributable to its
        program partners. Through WasteWise initiatives, partners have
        experienced benefits such as operational efficiencies and reduced
        costs while reducing their environmental footprints and conserving
        This year's WasteWise annual conference theme, "Building Community
        and Business Partnerships," demonstrates one of the program's primary
        focus areas.
As it completes its 13th year, WasteWise's current efforts emphasizes on
fostering structured partnerships with community and business entities in
an effort to reduce municipal waste. A community-business partnership
may manifest itself in a variety of ways. It might;

• sponsor and/or cooperatively manage a recycling effort with local
  parks or at community events;
  institute a take-back program with its local customers, providing
  recycled feedstock for its processes;
• launch a multi-media campaign in its city or region that promotes
  various waste reduction and recycling projects (e.g., through
  newspaper, radio or television advertisements);
  evaluate resources and waste impacts along the business supply chain
  that overlaps with the city's solid waste management program, and
  implement initiatives that reduce, reuse or recycle materials within
  these systems (e.g., composting organic wastes at local farms; working
  together to establish or expand recycling programs and material
  exchanges in which the city, businesses and citizens all benefit);
* offer competitions, recognition and rewards for innovative waste
  reduction achievements in the city/state; and/or
  provide assistance to schools, environmental groups or other public
  entities in the community to prevent waste and increase recycling.

Community-business partnerships benefit all involved. Communities
are able to fund much-needed conservation and waste reduction efforts
through the help of the local business; businesses have the opportunity
to enhance their local corporate social responsibility efforts; and
residents benefit by reducing their community's carbon footprint and
possibly their waste disposal costs. Community-business partnerships
also have the opportunity to impact residential waste on a large scale.
In support of this partnership-building, Waste Wise aims to provide
technical and educational assistance to current and future partners that
are planning waste reduction initiatives.

Creating a Waste Wise Community
Waste Wise Communities is a Waste Wise program focus, designed to
encourage partnerships between businesses and local governments
in an effort to explore opportunities to work together to increase
recycling behavior and reduce waste at the municipal level. Waste Wise
Communities is a cooperative effort among businesses, organizations and
individuals. These are a few steps local governments can undertake to
develop their  community into a Waste Wise Community:

1. Bring  key community players to  the table.
   The first step to become a WasteWise Community is to identify
   key players in a residential community that will join in the efforts
   to recycle and prevent waste. Key  members may include the  local
  government decision makers, state government, business and
  community organizations (e.g., civic groups dedicated to improving
  the local environment and non-profit organizations).
2. Schedule a strategic planning session.
  Once the key players are identified and have agreed to participate
  in community waste reduction efforts, a strategic plan can be
  developed. During this stage, waste reduction programs such as
  establishing recycling centers or increasing curbside or at-home
  recycling efforts may be discussed. This session is a good time
  to discuss goals and expectations that each entity has set as a
  WasteWise Communities partner.
3. Gain further community, government and/or business buy-in.
  Finding additional support from businesses, state government and
  branches of local government that are not yet participating will
  enlarge the scope  and strengthen the integrated waste reduction plan.
  Approaching potential endorsers, such as state  governments, can
  lead to added technical and educational assistance that promotes
  your program's waste reduction messages. Key players may also want
  to approach businesses that would be interested in supporting the
  development of WasteWise Communities by providing funding for
  operational and educational costs.
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       4. Turn the waste reduction plan into action,
         Implement the local waste reduction plan by applying infrastructure
         details and creating public awareness.
         Specific responsibilities may be distributed among the players and
         endorsers at this time to create order and ensure successful results.
         For example, if a WasteWise Community implements a new or
         improved recycling program, businesses can begin to set an example for
         the community by recycling within their business facility. Businesses can
also donate materials (e.g., recycling containers or printed educational
materials), promote waste reduction messages throughout the
community, and display outreach materials.
When creating a public awareness campaign, partners can utilize
WasteWise tools, such as the WAste Reduction Model (WARM)
or Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT), to gather ideas and quantify
measurements for educating and informing residents about their local
waste reduction plan and their contribution to its overall success.
                      WasteWise provides support to partners through the Helpline,

                       "The Helpline is great for networking opportunities with other WasteWise partners.
                        They inform me of what other partners are doing, so I can model our waste
                        reduction efforts after them."
                                                                        Ed Abrams, U.S. Postal Service-Alabama District

                       "I use the Helpline to get educational materials, such as information packets,
                        to provide to other federal facilities and businesses in New Mexico so that they can
                        learn more about the benefits of becoming a WasteWise partner."
                                                                           Margie Marley, Sandia National Laboratories

Welcome to Our New Partners!
EPA is pleased to introduce 86 new partners and endorsers that have joined the program and submitted their baseline data between January 2006 and
August 2007. WasteWise looks forward to working together as each partner begins planning and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.
AERC Recycling Solutions
Anco Products, Inc.
Arnold & Porter, LLP
Atlantic County Utilities Authority, Pleasantville, NJ
AVC Corp.
Buzz Off Insect Shield, LLC
Caterpillar, Inc. - U.S. Operations Division - East Peoria, IL
CCDA Waters, LLC
City of Newport News Department of Public Works,VA
City of West Hollywood, CA
Construction Specialties, Inc.
Danmer, Inc.
Downtown Diversion, Inc.
EMCO Chemical Distributors, Inc.
Environmental Protection Division -
  Tradeport  Campus, Atlanta, GA
Four Seasons Resort, Inc. Jackson Hole, WY
Furman University, Greenville, SC
Garlington, Lohn, and Robinson, PLLP
Grand Targhee Resort, Inc. Alta, WY
Green Delaware Recycling, LLC
Holmes Community College, Goodman, MS
Human Arc
Hyperlast North America, Ltd.
IKEA Wholesale, Inc.
JELDWEN Environmental, Inc.
Kennady Company, Inc.
KnockOut Illiteracy - BlackBoard MultiMedia, Inc.
Kohl's Illinois, Inc.
Lake Oroville Marina, Paradise, CA
Law Office of Lara Pearson, Ltd.
Lindsay, Hart, Neil, & Weigler, LLP
Los Angeles Fiber Comp.
Lundbeck Research U.S.A., Inc.
Luscious Verde Cards, Inc.
Mannington Mills, Inc.
Memory Experts International, Inc.
Multnomah County, OR
Museum of Science, Boston, MA
Nebraska Army National Guard
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Newport Partners, Inc.
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       Portland International Airport
       Quantum Leap Innovations, Inc.
       Richland College, Dallas, TX
       Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
       Save Our Planet
       Subaru Research and Development, Inc.
       Summit Plaza, Inc.
       Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Tacoma, WA
       TAP Pharmaceutical Products, Inc.
       TechSMARTZ, LLC
       Tetra Tech, Inc. ISG
       The Alpine House Inn and Spa, Jackson Hole, WY
       The Concord Group
       The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.
       Total Clean Up, Inc.
       Trane, Inc.
       University of West Florida
       Unidine Corp.
       U.S.  Foodservice, Inc.
       Veterans Affairs Sierra Nevada Health Care System
       Vintage Crossing Senior Apartments, Canoga Park, CA
       Washington and Lee University
       Webcor Builders, Inc.
       Williams Bank Installations of Florida, Inc.
United States Postal Service Facilities
  Albany, GA, Auxiliary Garage
  Amarillo, TX
  Augusta, GA, Vehicle Maintenance Facility
  Columbus, GA, Vehicle Maintenance Facility
  El Paso, TX
  Greater South Carolina District
  Houston, TX
  Lubbock, TX, Vehicle Maintenance Facility
  Macon, GA, Vehicle Maintenance Facility
  Manasota,  FL, Processing and Distribution Center
  Memphis, TN, Vehicle Maintenance Facility
  Pinellas Park, FL
  Seattle, WA, Bulk Mail Center
  St. Petersburg, FL
  Waycross, GA, Auxiliary
  Wichita Falls, TX, Vehicle Maintenance Facility
  Capital District
  Fort Lauderdale,  FL, Processing and Distribution Center
  Fort Myers, FL, Vehicle Maintenance Facility
  Page Field Station
  Savannah,  GA, Vehicle Maintenance Facility
                              For a full list of new members, visit our Web  site at

Airports and Communities Working Together
Air Industry
Pordand International Airport
In cooperation with EPA, several West Coast airports and airlines are
working together to enhance in-flight recycling capabilities. EPA and
seven West Coast airports with successful recycling programs (Seattle -
Tacoma, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, San Diego, Los Angeles and
Salt Lake City) are developing strategies to recycle waste from airplanes
when they arrive in airports.

Waste Wise partners, Portland International Airport (PDX) and Portland
State University (PSU) have formed a successful partnership to tackle
technical issues concerning waste reduction and they have joined forces in
their educational outreach efforts to reduce solid waste within PDX. This
alliance was formed in 2002 to enhance recycling and waste-prevention
promotion, work toward waste reduction goals, and provide PSU students
with the opportunity to build on their academic work by addressing urban
resource conservation issues. Graduate students and faculty members of
PSU's Community Environmental Services teamed with PDX to compile
data on PDX's waste generation, to identify opportunities for waste
reduction and recycling in an airport's unique and challenging business
Since the launch of the partnership, the program has expanded recycling
capabilities at PDX, increased educational outreach to PDX facilities'
tenants about the benefits of recycling, established consumer food
waste and partner food waste prevention programs, administered a
plan to reduce incoming waste from airplanes, and produced numerous
educational materials regarding waste reduction. Presently, 25 food and
beverage tenants take part in this waste reduction effort and five local
businesses contribute in the Partner Food Waste Diversion Program.

As a result of these efforts, PDX recycles 800 tons of waste per year
(including 150 tons of food waste). The airport has been recognized in
the Natural Resources Defense Council's report, Trash Landings: How
Airlines and Airports Can Clean Up Their Recycling Programs (2007), for
achieving  one of the highest recycling rates among the U.S. airports.
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                               Hall of Fame
                               EPA congratulates the 2007 Waste Wise award winners! EPA is proud to recognize the 2007 Hall of Fame inductees,
                               Verizon Communications Inc. and Pitney Bowes Inc. These organizations join previous Hall of Fame inductees, including
                               Constellation Energy/BGE; Guardian Automotive—Ligonier Plant; Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.; Eastman Kodak
                               Company; General Motors; King County, WA; Public Service Enterprise Group; South Carolina Department
                               of Health and Environmental Control; U.S. Postal Service, Northeast Area; and Virco Manufacturing Corporation.
                               These Hall of Fame winners have demonstrated outstanding waste reduction and prevention achievements and have won
                               multiple Waste Wise awards.
       Verizon Communications Inc.
       As one of the nation's leading communications companies, Verizon
       Communications Inc. (including Verizon Business, Verizon Telecom
       and Verizon Wireless) continually strives to reach its waste prevention,
       recycling and procurement program goals to reduce its environmental
       footprint. Verizon has won nine WasteWise awards since it became a
       charter partner in 1994.

       With the support of its environmental operations, Verizon has
       implemented several non-hazardous waste prevention, recycling and
       green purchasing efforts, such as the Verizon Wireless HopeLine
       (HopeLine), which was started in 2001.
In 2006, Verizon Wireless collected, refurbished and resold a total
of 660,000 used cell phones. Selling the refurbished phones enabled
HopeLine to donate $1.3 million to nearly 300 local domestic violence
prevention and awareness organizations in 2006.

Verizon also developed its Investment Recovery organization to
identify material that can no longer be used for its intended purpose,
and encourages its customers to reduce the use of paper by providing
an online bill service. Due to these successful programs, Verizon has
earned over $10,000,000 in waste prevention and over $21,000,000
in total recycling revenue. The communications company has also
avoided approximately $16,000,000 in purchasing costs due to its waste
prevention efforts.

Pitney Bowes Inc.
As the world's leading provider of mailstream solutions, Pitney Bowes
Inc. (Pitney Bowes) has always demonstrated growth and advancement
in their waste reduction efforts. Pitney Bowes began their WasteWise
partnership in 1996 and has previously won eight WasteWise awards.

As a WasteWise partner, Pitney Bowes has consistently followed
through with a variety of waste prevention and recycling programs.
Their efforts include the reuse and salvaging of a variety of materials
harvested from their product returns program such as, Tyvek envelopes,
white paper, toner cartridges, plastics and other office materials. As a
result of these programs, Pitney Bowes reused and recycled 5,700 tons
of materials and demonstrated a 75 percent rate of recycling in 2006.
Pitney Bowes has also expanded its waste reduction efforts to include
a "green building" component. While renovating its Stamford,
Connecticut, World Headquarters facility in 2006, 171 tons of
separated materials were diverted from trash and landfills and sent for
recycling or direct reuse. Additionally, Pitney Bowes chose carpet and
furniture made from recovered materials to complete their "green"

As a result of these waste reduction initiatives, Pitney Bowes  has
reported approximately 2,000 tons of waste reduction in the 2006. As
a seasoned WasteWise partner, the corporation has demonstrated true
corporate social responsibility through its commitment to reducing
their environmental footprint.

       Partners  of the Year
       The Partner of the Year and Endorser of the Year Awards recognize the organization in each category with the best overall waste reduction
       achievements for the year.
       Endorser of the Year
       ARAMARK Higher Education
       As a world leader in providing professional services to more than
       600 colleges and universities, ARAMARK Higher Education
       (ARAMARK) supports programs that focus on environmental
       stewardship, such as the Recyclemania competition. This year,
       ARAMARK raised awareness and involvement among campus
       communities by creating and  distributing marketing materials, such as
       university Web site announcements and promotional flyers, throughout
       each participating campus. As a result of this marketing strategy, more
       than 55 colleges and universities joined Recyclemania in 2007 and
       recycled a total of 4,375 tons  of waste.
Partner of the Year
College/University: Rutgers University
A WasteWise partner since 1997, Rutgers University (Camden, New
Brunswick, Newark and Piscataway locations) serves as a leader in the
areas of recycling, reuse and waste management. As part of their food
organics recycling plan, the University's Dining Services placed Somat
pulping/dewatering machines in their dining halls. With the help of
these machines, Rutgers University recovered 3,422 tons of food waste
and avoided $758,929 in landfill costs. The university also took the
initiative to replace vehicles with B20 bio-diesel-fueled vehicles. As
a result of this replacement, they won MTV's "Break the Addiction"
challenge to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Federal Government: U.S. Postal Service-
Alabama District
For the past ten years, the Alabama District of the U.S. Postal Service
has engaged 100 percent of its 710 postal facilities in their "Discarded
Lobby Mail" recycling program. As a part of this voluntary program,
postmasters and managers are trained in recycling practices and how
to promote recycling in their community. As a result of this training
and implementation, the Alabama District has recycled over 5,624
tons of mail and materials, resulting in a disposal cost avoidance of
approximately $5,000,000 in 2006.

Large Business: Raytheon Co.
Since joining Waste Wise in 2002, Raytheon Co. (Raytheon) Integrated
Defense Systems (New England locations) has continued the success
and growth of its Resource Management programs, which aim to
reduce the volume of solid waste  through a combination of waste
prevention and recycling. In particular, Raytheon has focused on
reducing the business' use of organic materials by collaborating with
its dining services to promote the use of reusable dining ware, trays,
beverage containers and other items in all of the dining facilities.
As a result of this new waste prevention initiative, the company
has eliminated five tons of disposable dinner ware  and maintained
a recycling rate of 66 percent. These efforts have resulted in over
$473,000 in avoided disposal and purchasing costs.
Local Government: Kitsap County, WA
Since joining the Waste Wise program in 1999, Kitsap County, WA,
has achieved exemplary results from its waste reduction programs. In
addition to its many recycling initiatives, the local government's "Take
a Bite Out of Spam" program targets junk mail and helps employees
identify and direct unwanted mail and faxes to a common junk mail bin.
Once the junk mail and faxes are in the bin, an administrator sends  a
postcard to the sender requesting to opt out of receiving the mail. As
a result of this program, 2,500 pieces of incoming junk mail and 1,000
faxes were identified by the receiver as "unwanted." Waste prevention
and recycling strategies such as this contributed to a $455,688 savings
for Kitsap County in 2006.

Midsize Business:  Guardian Automotive Trim, Inc.-
Evansville Plant
A WasteWise partner since 2003, Guardian Automotive Trim, Inc.
(Guardian Automotive Trim) has developed an excellent record of waste
reduction results. In 2006, Guardian Automotive Trim's Evansville,
IN, plant reduced 510 tons of municipal solid waste. This reduction
was due to the plant's color-coded recycling system, which prevented
unnecessary disposal. In addition to these achievements, Guardian
refined their wastewater treatment process and eliminated the use of
approximately 233 tons of wastewater treatment chemicals, chrome  and
plastic grind, saving the plant over $208,000 in replacement costs.
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       School District: Los Angeles Unified School District
       Since joining Waste Wise in 1999, the Los Angeles Unified School
       District (LAUSD) has developed a comprehensive waste prevention and
       recycling program for nearly 1 million students and 80,000 employees.
       Recently, LAUSD adopted a new waste and recycling goal—to reduce
       the amount of waste they dispose of in landfills by 70 percent by 2020.
       In order to achieve this goal, LAUSD is working with the City of Los
       Angeles to provide 60-gallon blue recycling containers for each of
       the schools at no cost to the district. To date, LAUSD has diverted
       approximately 50 percent of their waste from going into landfills.

       Small Business: MulvannyG2 Architecture Corp.
       A Waste Wise partner since 2002, MulvannyG2 Architecture
       (Bellevue, WA) is a small business that serves as a role model to
       implement waste prevention and recycling initiatives in the workplace.
       In 2006, MulvannyG2's  Green Team made it easier to recycle at
       work by placing 30 blue  recycling bins around the office. They also
       educate the staff with themed office-wide presentations and maintain
       the Green Board, a bulletin board dedicated to sustainability, in the
       main employee break area. Through these activities, MulvannyG2 has
       eliminated over 10 tons  of waste in 2006, proving that small businesses
       can make a big impact.
State Government: Tennessee Department
of Environment & Conservation, Office of
Environmental Assistance
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
promotes many recycling programs throughout state office buildings.
Thanks to its efforts, the department, a partner since 1998, sees
increased waste reduction numbers every year. In particular, the
department was able to reach its goal of increasing the amount of
mixed office paper it recycles by 10 percent over last year by involving
132 office buildings. This resulted in 620 tons of paper being recycled
and an avoided landfill cost of $18,627.

 Very Large Business: Limited Brands, Inc.
As a large specialty retailer and a WasteWise partner for four years,
Limited Brands, Inc. (Limited Brands) is committed to being a more
responsible member of the global community and integrates the
protection and conservation of global resources into its daily business
practices. In 2006, Limited Brands created and expanded partnerships
with local and national non-profit organizations and donated more
than seven tons of materials that would have otherwise been discarded
in a landfill. The company also increased the use of recycled content
paper in its catalogues, direct marketing materials and annual report.
In addition to the environmental benefits, these waste reduction efforts
saved the company $1.7 million.

Gold  Achievement  Awards
WasteWise recognizes partners with the greatest achievements in the following focus areas.
Climate Change: Genzyme Corp.* Massachusetts
Since joining the WasteWise program in 2001, Genzyme-Massachusetts
has shown it understands the important impact waste management can
have on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. All 16 facilities located
in Massachusetts participate in a recycling program. During 2006, the
program diverted approximately 660 tons of recyclable material from
disposal, achieving a recycling rate of 41 percent. Ninety-eight percent
of the trash that was not recycled was managed at a Waste to Energy
incinerator rather than landfilled. Genzyme's Massachusetts locations
raise awareness of global climate change and promote their waste
reduction efforts at both large and small events around the state.

Community Involvement: Washtenaw County, MI
"Waste Knot Program"
Washtenaw County, MI, in partnership with the University of
Michigan Intern Program, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its
very successful Waste Knot Program—a county-wide solid waste and
recycling program. The primary mission of the Waste Knot Program
is to provide community-wide recognition and organization-based
technical assistance and education to businesses,  schools, governmental
agencies and non-profit organizations that demonstrate leadership
in waste reduction and recycling. Washtenaw County creates local
awareness and educates the public about how to start recycling
programs at local events such as environmental fairs and awards
programs. The Waste Knot Program has grown by 50 percent over the
last few years, and some partners have saved over $120,000 a year by
implementing waste reduction strategies.

Employee Education: Guardian Automotive Trim,
Inc.* Evansville,  Indiana Plant
By applying creativity to conventional activities, Guardian Automotive
Trim's Evansville, IN plant has excelled at educating their employees
about the plant's waste reduction goals and encouraging them to
participate in waste reduction initiatives. In celebration of Earth Day,
the manufacturing plant organized a company picnic complete with
environmentally focused family activities such as planting flowers. In
August 2006, the Evansville plant's newsletter, mailed to all employees,
included four pages of information about recycling. The Evansville
plant also organized a casino-themed environmental training program,
covering topics from environmental policy to pollution prevention. The
company's waste prevention, recycling and  product substitution efforts
are a regular part of management staff meetings.
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       Green Buildings: UT- Battelle, LLC- Oak Ridge, TN
       National Laboratory

       UT-Battelle, through the Oak Ridge, Tennessee National Laboratory
       (ORNL), is committed to providing leadership in many areas, including
       the environment. Its most recently built facility was completed and
       awarded LEED Gold Level certification in December 2006, giving the
       laboratory six LEED-designated buildings. These facilities feature many
       sustainable and energy-saving measures, such as water-saving low-flow
       faucets, high-efficiency lighting, reflective roofing and a we 11-insulated,
       airtight building envelope. The building size, shape, architecture,
       exterior finish and landscaping designs also blend with the surrounding
       community. A WasteWise partner since 2000, UT-Battelle promotes
       pollution prevention awareness through a variety of avenues  including
       the ORNL Pollution Prevention homepage, articles in internal and
       external publications and outreach activities within the lab.

       Green Purchasing: Sandia National Laboratories
       A WasteWise partner for 10 years, Sandia National Laboratories,
       NM (SNL/NM), aggressively pursues higher levels of success in
       green purchasing. SNL/NM's Affirmative Procurement program has
       excelled in creating a demand for recycled-content products. In 2006,
       Affirmative Procurement's personnel collaborated with their paper
       vendor and the manufacturing mill to leverage the creation of a new,
       100 percent post-consumer, recycled-content line of copy paper. After
       accepting SNL/NM's request, the recycled-content line of copy paper
became so popular that it now accounts for 33 percent of all of the
copy paper sold by the vendor. As a result of SNL/NM's initiative and
collaboration, they created a win-win situation for their organization,
their vendor and the environment.

Industrial Material Recycling: Subaru of Indiana
Automotive, Inc.
As a WasteWise partner since 2004, Subaru of Indiana Automotive
(SIA) realizes the potential environmental impact of their
manufacturing process and works very hard to reduce it. SIA
continually searches to find green companies with innovative concepts
to ensure beneficial uses or recycling outlets for materials. SIA's parent
company, Fuji Heavy Industries, introduced a new word and concept to
SIA associates: "kaizen," which means continuous improvement. SIA
applies this goal of continuous improvement to its reuse and recycling
projects. In 2006, SIA prevented 3,250 tons of packaging materials from
being disposed of through re-use activities and recycled over 13,000 tons
of materials. In fact, SIA recycled 99.6 percent of its production waste.

New Partner: Damascus Elementary School

In its first year as a WasteWise partner, Damascus Elementary School
in Salem, OH, has already made outstanding progress in waste
reduction practices. As early as February 2006, Damascus Elementary
School began making two-sided copies and reusing paper for scratch
pads, educational projects and homework sheets. The school also

recycles cardboard, newsprint, magazines, phone books, beverage
cans, household batteries, inkjet cartridges, plastic food and beverage
containers and steel food containers. To help with food waste reduction,
students and teachers have constructed vermi-compost bins  containing
worms to feed on their scraps. In all, the school's waste prevention and
recycling activities have reduced the waste they generate by  12 tons.

Organic Material Reduction: The Presidio Trust
The Presidio Trust is a federal government organization whose
mission is to preserve natural areas, wildlife, native habitats, historical
structures and designed landscapes within the Presidio park area
located in San Francisco, CA. As a Waste Wise partner since 2000, the
Presidio Trust has created an innovative organic materials reduction
program to recycle the park's landscaping wastes, including the
mounted park police's horse manure and grass clippings from the golf
course. These wastes are composted and used as a key element in
the park's ecological regeneration programs. As a result of this waste
reduction effort, the Presidio Trust has diverted more than half of the
park's total waste.

Plastic Reduction: FedEx Kinko's

Since it began its relationship with Waste Wise in 1997,  FedEx Kinko's,
an operating company of FedEx Corp., has been a leader in decreas-
ing its environmental footprint through plastics reduction. As a large
retailer in printing and copying services, FedEx Kinko's  implemented a
successful plastics reduction program called Recyc-All. This resourceful
program streamlined the recycling process for the company's retail loca-
tions, ensuring more stores would ship back their used plastic supplies
and equipment containers. Some materials are returned to manufactur-
ers for reuse, and aftermarket uses are found for the remaining plastic
materials. Over 90 percent of the FedEx Kinko's centers in the United
States and Canada participated in the program, resulting in nearly 292
tons of plastic containers returned by the stores between March 2006
and February 2007.

Product Stewardship: Steelcase, Inc.
Steelcase, Inc. (Grand Rapids, Kentwood, and other Michigan
locations) has been a WasteWise partner since 1996 and serves as
a model for taking corporate responsibility for its environmental
footprint. One way that Steelcase, a global leader in the office furniture
industry,  shows its commitment is through the Steelcase Sustainability
Equation: Materials Chemistry + Life Cycle Assessment + Recycle
Reuse. Materials Chemistry drives understanding of the make-up of
Steelcase products; Life Cycle Assessment measures the environmental
impact of the products. When a  product reaches its final phase,
Steelcase connects consumers with resources for recycling or reuse.
Steelcase has also established a partnership with the University of
Michigan's Center for Sustainable Systems to help the company
understand the total environmental impact of its products' lifecycle and
continue  its waste reduction efforts.
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       Packaging Reduction: Herman Miller, Inc.
       As a charter WasteWise partner since 1994, Herman Miller, Inc.
       (West Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia locations) has a history of
       incorporating environmental practices into its business operations.
       Throughout this program, the company seeks to reduce its
       environmental footprint by sending zero pounds of waste to landfills
       in 2020, and is looking for opportunities to reduce customer transport
       packaging. To help achieve this ambitious goal, Herman Miller minimizes
       manufacturing waste and maximizes reuse of packaging materials. During
       2006, Herman Miller eliminated 125 tons of packaging through an
       alternative packaging program with seating products.

       Paper Reduction: The Walt Disney Company

       A long-time partner since 1994, The Walt Disney Company (TWDC)
       has experienced tremendous success in paper reduction, resulting in
       an annual savings of $10.7 million in avoided purchasing, printing
       and distribution costs. In 2006, their Consumer Products Sales
       Division transitioned the entire print catalog to an online shopping
       experience for Disney guests. This initiative has resulted in many
       positive environmental and financial impacts, such as the elimination
       of 1.8 billion sheets of paper. TWDC's paper reduction efforts avoided
       approximately 9,094 tons of waste, contributing to an overall waste
       diversion of 50,000 tons in 2006.
Honorable Mention
Community Involvement: Bronson Health Group

Employee Education: City of Clifton, NJ

College/University: Eastern Illinois University

Midsize Business: NEC Electronics America, Inc.
Climate Change: Sandia National Laboratories

Employee Education: FedEx Kinko's

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

Federal Government: U.S. Postal Service' Southwest
                      Area* Dallas District

Other: Statistical Collection & Revenue:
NJ Natural Gas Company & NJ. Resources Corp.