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Year  in Review
WasteWise is celebrating its 15th year as the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency's (EPA) flagship partnership program to
reduce municipal solid waste (MSW) generated by businesses,
organizations, and communities. The program has grown
to include more than 2,100 partners and endorsers from
every state, representing nearly 50 industry sectors. The
environmental success of the partners' efforts is tangible - 12.5
million tons of waste were reduced in 2007. This is equivalent to
the annual GHG emissions from the energy used in more than
26 million households.*

Since 1994, WasteWise has been at the forefront of EPA's
efforts to achieve environmental results through partnership
programs. To date, WasteWise partners have reported preventing
and recycling 150 million tons of waste.  The achievements
of WasteWise partners in the areas of waste prevention and
recycling, and the manufacturing and purchasing of recycled-
content products reduces partners' energy use and GHG
emissions. To encourage continued success among partners,
WasteWise is developing more tools to help partners reduce,
reuse, and recycle.
* This figure represents the total amount of waste prevented and recycled by those
  WasteWise partners who submitted annual reports to EPA for 2007. EPA is not claiming
  that all the waste prevented and recycled by WasteWise partners is attributable to the
  WasteWise program.
Waste Wise Tools and Resources Highlights

Waste Reduction Marketing Toolkit
EPA is developing a toolkit to help organizations and businesses
improve their waste reduction performance. The toolkit will
include general and industry-specific resources related to each
of the partnerships available through EPA's Office of Resource
Conservation and Recovery (ORCR).The toolkit provides
easy access to EPA tools and information to help current and
prospective members understand the various ORCR programs,
their benefits, and how they can help organizations and
businesses manage their wastes more efficiently. The sector-
specific format enables organizations to apply lessons learned
directly to their operations. WasteWise members will be able to
view and  download the toolkit information online.

Making the Connection Between Climate and Waste
Every stage of a product's life cycle—raw material extraction,
manufacturing, distribution, use, and disposal—has the potential
to contribute to climate change.  Raw materials extraction
and transportation uses equipment and vehicles that release
carbon dioxide (C02). Product manufacturing releases GHGs
directly from manufacturing processes and indirectly from
fuel consumption at power plants that supply the electricity
necessary for manufacturing. Shipping intermediate and final
products  uses energy and emits GHGs as well. If the product
itself uses energy, it emits or contributes to GHG emissions
throughout its useful life. Finally, at the end of their useful lives,

      discarded products that end up in landfills may release methane,
      a potent GHG, as they decompose.

      Waste prevention and recycling—together referred to as
      waste reduction—reduce impacts at the materials extraction,
      processing, and disposal stages of the product lifecycle, offering
      significant energy savings and GHG reductions. In 2007, America
      recycled approximately 85 million tons of MSW. This provides
      an annual benefit of 193 million metric tons of carbon dioxide
      equivalent emissions avoided, comparable to removing the
      emissions from 35  million passenger cars. To translate these
      benefits in terms of energy conservation, MSW recycling in 2007
      equaled 1.3 quadrillion BTU or about 13% of U.S. residential
      energy consumption for the same period. The ultimate benefits
      from recycling also include cleaner land, air, and water, and a
      more sustainable economy.

      WasteWise has evolved since the program was launched in
      1994, with a current emphasis on the connection between solid
      waste and GHG emissions. Through the WasteWise Climate
      Campaign, EPA helps WasteWise members understand that
      waste reduction  efforts reduce their organizations' impact
      on global climate change. By working with EPA's WasteWise
      team, members  recognize the connection between waste
      management, energy use, and GHG emissions and take
      proactive steps to reduce their carbon footprints.

                                        The WARM Calculator, GHG Equivalencies
                                        Calculator, and ReCon Tool
                                        To help partners quantify climate benefits from waste reduction
                                        efforts, EPA provides technical assistance and tools that convert
                                        and translate waste prevention and recycling data into GHG
                                        reductions and energy savings. Using some of EPA's most
                                        popular tools, the Waste Reduction Model (WARM) calculator,
                                        the GHG Equivalencies Calculator, and the Recycled Content
                                        (ReCon)Tool, partners can quantify their GHG reductions.

                                        WARM uses a life-cycle approach to translate waste prevention
                                        and recycling data reported  by partners into GHG emissions
                                        reductions. The Equivalencies Calculator is then used to
                                        convert the GHG emissions reductions (from the WARM
                                        model) into easy to understand equivalencies, such as annual
                                        GHG emissions from household energy use. Using the waste
                                        prevention and recycling GHG reductions calculated by WARM
                                        and the Equivalencies Calculator, EPA generates an individualized
                                        Climate Profile for each reporting partner. WasteWise partners
                                        use this information to quantify their reductions in GHG
                                        emissions and corresponding climate benefits. The results are
                                        used to educate employees, management, and the public on the
                                        positive climate impacts of their WasteWise efforts. A sample
                                        climate profile is shown on the next page.
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EPA developed the ReConTool to estimate the life-cycle GHG
emissions and energy impacts of an organization's purchasing
decisions. To use ReCon, an organization enters a baseline
scenario describing its current purchasing practices: the weight
and percent recycled content associated with each material
procured (e.g., office paper, aluminum cans, plastics).The
organization then inputs an alternative purchasing scenario, for
example, buying office paper with 45 percent recycled content
instead of 30 percent. ReCon compares the GHG emissions
and energy use associated with each scenario, www.epa.gov/
epawaste/nonhaz/municipal/pu bs7msw07-fs.pdf.
WARM, the GHG Equivalencies
calculator, and ReCon are available on
the WasteWise Web site, www.epa.gov/
wastewise, under "Partner Support."
With enthusiasm and dedication, WasteWise partners and endorsers are focusing the global
spotlight on climate change and reinvigorating the nation's commitment to waste reduction.
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       Sample Climate  Profile
              Waste Wise Partner: Making a Difference
               2007 Waste Reduction Achievements

               Waste Management Activity
               Waste Prevention
             GHG Emission Reductions
                                                               These are equivalent to:
                              The annual GHG
                              emissions from this many
                              passenger vehicles
                              The annual emissions from
                              the energy consumption of
                              this many households
                              (based on annual emissions
                              per household)

This number of propane
cylinders used for home
barbeques (based on CO2
emissions per pound of
                                This many acres of
                                standing forest (based on
                                CO2 sequestration per
                                This many gallons of
                                gasoline (based on CO2
                                emissions per gallon)
                                                              Tons of waste recycled
                                                              instead of landfilled (based
                                                              on CO2E emissions per
                                                              ton of waste landfilled)
                   | - Waste Prevention
                                     - Recycling
                                                - Total
                                                              2007 GHG Emission Reductions by Commodity
Amount of Waste
Prevented and
Recycled (pounds)
GHG Reductions







D Plastics
D Paper
• Other
D Metals
                                                                                            2004 - 2007 GHG Emission Reduction Progress
Waste Prevention
GHG Reduction (MICE)
                                                                                                      1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

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1  These six scenarios enable organizations to translate GHG
   emission reductions into equivalencies, making it easier to
   communicate the impact waste management has on climate
   change.  Each scenario should be considered individually as a
   representation of the total GHG emissions reductions from all
   reported waste management activities.

2  MICE = metric tons  of carbon equivalent. These figures
   represent GHG emission reductions resulting from the
   reported waste reduction and recycling activities.

3  Reductions in metals, plastics, paper, and organics are
   broken down here; reductions from the remaining materials
   recognized by WARM are represented in the "other"
   commodity category.
4  The table and graph present the impact of the organization's
   waste prevention and recycling activities over time. Although
   the table shows activities from the last four years, the graph
   represents all years that the organization has reported annual
   data to the WasteWise program.

5  Each equivalency scenario is broken down into the GHG
   reductions attributable to waste prevention (purple), recycling
   (blue), and waste prevention and recycling combined (black).
 'I really appreciate this and will be using the Climate Profile extensively in promotions at
  Genzyme Corporation to encourage more waste reduction... [Our] plan is now to use the facts
  from the Climate Profile to let our employees know exactly how they have made a significant
  difference and reduced Genzyme Corporation's impact on the environment. I am sure this
  positive feedback will foster greater recycling."

                                                                     MariahTitlow, Environmental  Program Coordinator
                                                                              Genzyme Corporation - Massachusetts
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     Introducing: The Residential Recycling
     Program Calculator

     With tightening program budgets, municipal recycling managers
     face the challenge of maintaining, or even expanding programs,
     with fewer resources. To help local governments analyze
     their current recycling program costs and test the effect of
     changing program characteristics on the overall bottom line, EPA
     developed the Residential Recycling Program Calculator.

     The calculator can help answer the following types of questions:

         What is the cost per ton of collecting and processing
         recyclables in your community?
         How would program costs change by adjusting collection
         frequency or collecting a new commodity?
         What impact would increased  participation have on the
         cost-effectiveness of your  recycling program?

     After entering community-specific data about current MSW
     and recycling practices into the calculator, managers arrive at
     summary statistics about their current programs. By adjusting
     one or more of the variables and rerunning the calculator,
     recycling managers can see how program costs and other
     factors change. The tool enables users to test different scenarios
     and offers side-by-side comparisons of results, including
     estimates of changes in cost associated with waste versus
     recycling collection.
        The Residential Recycling Program Calculator, along with success
        stories and advice for improving recycling program economics,
        is available on EPAs Tools for Local Governments Web site at

        EPA Debuts New Paper Recycling Web Site

        Paper and paperboard products, including newspapers,
        magazines, cardboard boxes, and office paper, constitute about
        33  percent of MSW in the United States. Organizations can
        make a significant impact on the MSW stream by focusing on
        paper recycling.  EPA recently created a new paper recycling
        Web site to consolidate basic information, frequently asked
        questions, and links to case studies and other resources
        focused on paper recycling.The site features information about
        papermaking, paper technologies, benefits of paper recovery,
        markets for recovered paper, and source reduction opportunities.
        This collection of materials  is suited for a broad audience, ranging
        from paper industry representatives and municipal recycling
        coordinators to teachers, students, and the general public.

        To visit the paper recycling Web site, visit

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Welcoming New Waste Wise Members
WasteWise continues to grow; 217 members joined the program and met initial partner reporting requirements between August 2007
and August 2008. This brings the total number of partners and endorsers to more than 2,100.
EPAs WasteWise program welcomes its new members and applauds their commitment to join existing members in preventing waste,
improving recycling efforts, conserving energy, and reducing GHG emissions.
AAS/PMH - Pitney Bowes
Marketing Svc.
ACCION International
Aiki Homes
AITWorldwide Logistics
Alliance for Sustainable Colorado
Anderson University
Arnold & Porter, LLC - NewYork, NY
Arnold & Porter, LLC- Northern Virginia
atLarge, Inc.
Atlas Watersystems, Inc.
Augusta Savage Fells Institute of
Visual Arts
Avita, Inc.
Back River Music Works
Backbone NYC
Bally's Hotel and Casino
BASF Catalysts
Beveridge & Diamond, PC
Bluegrass Supply Chain Services
Boston Barricade Company, Inc.
Boston GreenTourism
Brown & Winters
Buddy Products
Bumpers Plus
Burnham Brown
California Recycles, Inc.
Carousel Center Company, L.P
Cartridge World Bedford
Cartridge World ofValdosta
CB Richard Ellis
CB Richard Ellis-Minneapolis
CertainTeed - Fence/Railing/
Deck Division
CertainTeed Gypsum
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Chehalis Power
The Childrens Earth Foundation
Church Hill Classics
City of Coweta
City of Dunedin - Solid Waste Division
City of Goodlettsvilie
City of Palm Bay
City of Springfield, IL - Division of
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               Color-Ad Signs and Exhibits
               Command Packaging
               Community Blood Bank
               Community Greenhouse
               Foundation, Inc.
               Cornhusker Bank
               Corporate Distribution Limited, Inc.
               Corporate Waste Consulting
               Crescent Moon Snowshoes, Inc
               Crossroads Sign & Graphic
               Cuddy &Federl_LP
               Dade Paper
               Daley & Heft, LLP
               Davis, Polk&Wardwell
               Del Mar Fairgrounds
               Dickinson, Mackaman,
               Tyler & Hagen, PC.
               Doerner, Saunders,
               Daniel &Anderson, L.L.P
               E SCRAP OHIO
               E.L. Harvey & Sons, Inc.
               EarthSmart Recycling Solutions
                 Ecology Solutions ofTX, Inc.
                 Edward Jones Investments-
                 Office of Kelly Ross
                 Emerald City Graphics
                 Everyday Environment Inc.
                 Exel - Hebron
                 Exel, Inc. - Parlin, NJ
                 Exel, Inc. -Washington,WV
                 Farella Braun  + Martel LLP
                 FedEx Ground
                 Fetter Printing Company
                 Finite Resources, LLC
                 Fitzgerald Auto Malls
                 Flipswap, Inc.
                 FormFast, Inc.
                 The Forum
                 Freightliner Custom Chassis
                 FX Design Group, LLC
                 G-Squared Group
                 Georgian Court University
Gibbes Burton, LLC
Global Medical
Golden Age Enterprises, LLC
Goochland County
Graham Magnetics, LP
Grand Canyon, North Rim, LLC.
Grand Hyatt NewYork
Green Wave Computer Recycling
GreenvilleTube Company
Greenworks Recycling Group
Gulf Coast Filters, Inc.
Guy Brown Products
Hallsmith Sysco
HarrisTeeter, Inc.
Honigman Miller Schwartz &
Cohn LLP
HOPE Family Enterprises, LLC
Hopping Green & Sams, PA.
HorackTalley, PA.
Hunt Hosted Solutions
Hyannis Country Garden Inc.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country
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Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Hyatt Regency Princeton
IKEA-Savannah Distribution Center
The Image Source
Impact Signs & Graphics, Inc.
Imtech Graphics, Inc.
Indiana Veterinary Specialists and
Emergency Center
Inland Empire Regional Composting
Innovations Business Solutions, Inc.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
John Snow, Inc./World Education Inc.
Johnson Controls, Inc. -Jefferson City
Kroenke Sports Enterprises
Law Offices of Anne Campbell
Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak &
Jerry, S.C.
Littler Mendelson, PC.
L'Oreal USA - North  Little Rock
Lyondell Chemical Company
Mac Sign Company
Marathon Petroleum Company
Marina at Lake Meredith
Massachusetts Food Association
Metro Health Hospital
MicronTechnology, Inc. - Boise Facility
Missouri American Water
Company-St. Joseph Groundwater
Treatment Plant
Missouri American Water Company-
St. Louis County Central Plant
Missouri American Water Company-
St. Louis County Meramec Plant
Missouri American Water Company-
St. Louis County North Plant
Missouri American Water Company-
St. Louis County South Plant
MorphaSource, LLC
National Computer Liquidators
National Institutes of Health
New England  Ink
Nishikawa Standard Company
North Omaha Youth Club
Novare Group
Oasis Frozen Yogurt
Ocean County Department of Solid
Waste Management
Oil Purification Systems, Inc.
O'Melveny & Myers LLP - NY Office
Outdoor Advertising Association of
America (OAAA)
Paris Hotel and Casino
Party Time Rental
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind,Wharton & Garrison
Paydirt, LLC
Periodontics of Greenville
Plan-it Friendly, LLC
Platte Generating Station
Preferred Printing Company
Primo Water Corporation
Progressive Design  Playgrounds
Qwest Field and Qwest Event Center
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                Recycle For Life, Inc.
                Recycle Rubber Right, Inc.
                Re-ManufacturingTechnologies, Inc.
                Renewable Ener-G SolutionsTechnology
                Rent a Green Box
                Ringwood Recreation and Recycling
                RMS Communications, Inc.
                RoomService Amenities
                Sam's Club
                Sandia National Laboratories-
                Save That Stuff, Inc.
                SBM Site Services
                Schroeter Goldmark & Bender
                SCI Engineering, Inc.
                Shalom Denver
                Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
                The Sketchley Law Firm, RA.
                South Carolina Green Projects &
                SRI Surgical
                St. John's University
                  St. Julien Hotel &Spa
                  Stonewall Kitchen
                  Superior International Exchange
                  Svorinich &Associates, Inc.
                  Tech Waste
                  Teledyne Isco
                  Tennessee Department of Correction
                  TetraTech EMI
                  Timbron International
                  Two C Pack Systems
                  U.S. Department of Agriculture
                  U.S. Foodservice - Fort Mill Division
                  UHG Consulting
                  United Airlines
                  UnitedTechnologies Corporation
                  University of Massachusetts -
                  University of Massachusetts
                  Medical School
                  USDA Forest Service - Region 9
Vane Line Bunkering, Inc.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Victor Insulation
Victory Electronics, Inc.
Voyageur Canoe Outfitters
Waste Management of Central
WasteNot Solutions
Watch Battery Solutions
Whole Foods Market,
Northeast Region
William  Paterson University
Wilson,  Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
World Marketing - Dallas
Worldwide Recycler, LLC
Yorkshire Paper Corp
YWCA of Greater Atlanta
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Partner  Spotlight
U.S. Postal Service: Delivers a
Cleaner Environment

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delivers mail to millions of homes
and businesses across the country. With more than 38,000
facilities nationwide, waste reduction is no easy feat. Yet USPS
continues to find new ways to cut waste, boost recycling, and
reduce GHG emissions—while generating $7.5 million in revenue
on average each year from recycling alone.

A Longstanding Waste Wise Partner
USPS has  participated in WasteWise since 1997. For the past
nine years, various USPS facilities have won the WasteWise
Federal Government Partner of the Year award. In 2007, USPS
launched a campaign to enroll all 80 USPS Districts in the
WasteWise program and to encourage facilities within each
District to actively participate. In July 2008, USPS completed
enrollment of all 80 Districts.
In 2007, USPS partners reused or recycled nearly 211,000 tons
of materials, including mixed paper, cardboard, plastics, metals,
tires, and re-refined motor oil. Postal vehicle fleets operate with
re-refined motor oil and purchase retreaded tires. The USPS
mail delivery routes have been streamlined to cut fuel and labor
costs. Even USPS internal information systems have adapted by
using electronic forms for tracking memos, reports, expenses,
and timesheets.

USPS recently launched a pilot program in 10 major U.S. markets
that enables customers to recycle small electronics free of
charge. Customers can mail, at no charge, used personal digital
assistants (PDAs), digital cameras, MP3 players, cell phones,
and inkjet cartridges back to manufacturers. Manufacturers then
reuse, refurbish, or recycle the products and their components.
This USPS initiative also provides customers with mail-back
opportunities to ensure proper management of spent compact
fluorescent light bulbs.
"USPS has been a big supporter of this (the WasteWise) program with our Northeast Area
 and the Alabama District leading the way over the years. Now with the enrollment of all our
 Districts, we are well positioned to achieve our corporate environmental  and sustainability
 goals and also reduce our greenhouse gas emissions."

                                                                                         Asif Ansari Program Lead
                                                                                    WasteWise, U.S. Postal Service
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                USPS Buy-Recycled Program Closes the Loop
                In addition to buying retread tires and re-refined motor oil, USPS
                purchases more than $200 million worth of products containing
                recycled content each year. These products include packaging,
                envelopes, and postcards. For example, Express Mail and Priority
                Mail boxes and envelopes contain 100 percent recycled content.

                Each year, customers mail back 80 billion pre-addressed
                envelopes for credit card applications, donations, invitations,
                and  bills. In 2008, USPS approved the use of ecoEnvelopes™
                (envelopes designed to be reused as their own return
                envelopes). The envelopes are manufactured with  paper made
                from sustainably managed forests and contain up  to 100 percent
                recycled content.

                Further, USPS is the first shipping company awarded "Cradle to
                Cradle"SM certification for packaging by McDonough Braungart
                Design Chemistry. Based on the recycled content  of its
                packaging alone, USPS prevents 15,000 metric tons of carbon
                equivalent emissions annually.
                                         USPS WasteWise Partners

                                         The number of participating facilities is indicated for each partner.

                                         Alabama District (638)
                                         Alaska District (15)
                                         Albuquerque District (15)
                                         Appalachian District (250)
                                         Arizona District (12)
                                         Arkansas District (1)
                                         Atlanta District (12)
                                         Baltimore District (250)
                                         Bay-Valley District (87)
                                         Bay-Valley District Vehicle Maintenance Facilities (4)
                                         Big Sky District (7)
                                         Capital District (175)
                                         Caribbean District (2)
                                         Central Florida District (12)
                                         Central Illinois District (659)

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Central New Jersey District (3)
Central Pennsylvania District (300)
Central Plains District (12)
Chicago District (95)
Cincinnati District (300)
Colorado-Wyoming District (19)
Columbus District (300)
Dakotas District (2)
Dallas District (57)
Detroit District (182)
Duluth Vehicle Maintenance Facility (1)
Eastern Area Vehicle Maintenance Facilities (49)
Erie District (250)
Fort Worth District (6)
Gateway District (810)
Greater Indiana District (697)
Greater Michigan District (571)
Greater South Carolina District (275)
Greensboro District (273)
Hawkeye District (9)
Headquarters (1)
Honolulu District (1)
Houston District (3)
Kansas City (MO) Vehicle Maintenance Facility (1)
Kentuckiana District (300)
Lakeland District (10)
Long Island District (3)
Los Angeles District (86)
Louisiana District (8)
Memphis Southeast Area Headquarters (1)
Mid-America District (26)
Mid-Carolinas District (181)
Mississippi District (7)
Nevada-Sierra District (5)
NewYork District (3)
NewYork Metro Area Vehicle Maintenance Facilities (16)

                 North Florida District (19)
                 Northeast Area (3141)
                 Northern Illinois District (268)
                 Northern New Jersey District (6)
                 Northern Ohio District (300)
                 Northern Virginia District (120)
                 Northland District (16)
                 Oklahoma District (41)
                 Omaha Vehicle Maintenance Facility (1)
                 Philadelphia Metropolitan  District (300)
                 Pittsburgh District (300)
                 Portland District (18)
                 Richmond District (25)
                 Rio Grande  District (5)
                 Sacramento District (40)
                 Sacramento District Vehicle Maintenance Facilities (5)
                 Salt Lake City District (10)
                 San Diego District (32)
                 San Francisco District (157)
                                          Santa Ana District (78)
                                          Seattle District (16)
                                          Sierra Coastal District (103)
                                          South Florida District (148)
                                          South Georgia District (10)
                                          South Jersey District (150)
                                          Southeast Michigan District (179)
                                          Southwest Area Office (1)
                                          Spokane District (7)
                                          St. Louis Processing & Distribution Center (1)
                                          Suncoast District (16)
                                          Tacoma Vehicle Maintenance Facility (1)
                                          Tennessee District (18)
                                          Triboro District (5)
                                          Westchester District (2)
                                          Western Area Office (1)
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Snapshots from  the Field
American Bar Association: Law Offices Tackle
Paper Recycling Through Climate Challenge

Law offices tend to use significant amounts of paper, leading
to a large carbon footprint because the production and disposal
of paper uses substantial amounts of energy and generates
significant quantities of GHG emissions. In March 2007, the
American Bar Association (ABA) partnered with WasteWise to
reduce waste, conserve energy, and reduce GHG emissions
associated  with law offices nationwide.

Through the ABA-Law Office Climate Challenge, law offices
agree to join at least one of the following three  EPA partnership
programs: WasteWise, Green Power Partnership, or ENERGY
STAR®. Each law office that registers with the WasteWise
program submits a plan for office paper management that
meets at least two of three best practices: (1) ensuring that
90 percent of all types of paper products purchased have at least
30 percent post-consumer recycled content, (2) recycling at least
90 percent of discarded mixed office paper, and (3) instituting a
policy of double-sided printing and copying for drafts and internal
documents. The law offices are encouraged to submit an annual
report to WasteWise to quantify their results.

          To date, more than 70 law offices have signed
             on as WasteWise members, reinforcing the
     ~'^\,        legal profession's  commitment to waste
                 prevention, recycling, and climate change.
                                                             More information on the ABA-Law Office Climate Challenge is
                                                             available at http://www.abanet.org/environ/climatechallenge/

                                                             Webcor Builders: Deconstructing
                                                             Construction and Demolition Debris

                                                             Construction and demolition (C&D) debris consists of materials
                                                             such as concrete, gypsum, wood, and metals that are generated
                                                             during the construction, renovation, and demolition of buildings,
                                                             roads, and bridges. Buildings alone account for 60 percent of
                                                             total material flow in the United States (excluding food and fuel)
                                                             and 33 percent of the solid waste stream. Reducing, reusing, and
                                                             recycling C&D materials conserves landfill space, reduces the
                                                             environmental impact of producing new materials, creates jobs,
                                                             and saves money through avoided purchase and disposal costs.

                                                             Webcor Builders, a large construction company with offices
                                                             throughout California, is consistently ranked among the
                                                             Top 400 General Contractors by Engineering  News-Record
                                                             and earned a spot on the Forbes 500 list of largest privately
                                                             owned companies. In November 2006, Webcor developed a
                                                             Sustainability Department with a commitment to incorporate
                                                             environmental awareness and efficiency into its  business
                                                             processes and practices. Webcor joined WasteWise in 2007
                                                             and has demonstrated innovation and commitment to waste
                                                             reduction in the construction industry.
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                The company reports a construction waste diversion rate ranging
                from 75 to 95 percent by volume and reuses everything from
                jobsite trailer furniture to excess construction materials. By
                working closely with local charities, Webcor donates materials
                it no longer needs to be reused; if the products cannot be
                reused, they are recycled. For example, during the construction
                of the Letterman Digital Arts Center, a 23-acre campus with
                a 17-acre public garden, more than 80 percent of the building
                materials from the hospital that was demolished at the site
                were recycled or reused in the new construction project. This
                included more than 100,000 tons of concrete; 10,000 tons of
                steel, copper, and other metals; and asphalt from the hospital's
                parking lot. By constructing an onsite batch plant, Webcor was
                able to manufacture more than 90,000 yards of concrete onsite,
                thus reducing truck traffic and transportation emissions and
                conserving natural resources. In addition, Webcor's use of a
                high-percentage fly ash concrete mix reduced the use of raw
                materials and diverted fly ash from landfills.

                Webcor is committed to educating the next generation of green
                builders. The company supports a broad spectrum of educational
                programs at local high schools and junior colleges, labor/trade
                organizations, and universities.
                                         Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority:
                                         Put Your Money on Recycling

                                         According to the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the
                                         average hotel generates up to 30 pounds of waste per room
                                         each day. For Las Vegas' 1,000-room hotels filled with visitors
                                         365 days a year, comprehensive waste prevention and recycling
                                         programs can have a large impact on reducing the waste that
                                         goes to landfills and simultaneously mitigate GHG emissions.
                                         Through its partnership with a local waste management
                                         company, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
                                         (LVCVA) is working to increase the recycling rate for cardboard,
                                         paper, plastic, and other materials.

                                         The LVCVA recycles materials collected from exhibit halls and
                                         meeting rooms, as well as motor oil, antifreeze, paint thinner,
                                         and tires. As a  result, the organization has achieved a 50 percent
                                         recycling rate for all of its events. For example, at a recent
                                         130,000-person event, the LVCVA was able to recycle 14 tons
                                         of cardboard, 22 tons of carpeting, 24 tons of plastic,  10 tons
                                         of paper, 7 tons of metal, and 5 tons of wood. Other initiatives
                                         include buying recycled-content paper products and offering
                                         opportunities for electronic communication to reduce paper use.

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                     EPA congratulates the 2008
                     WasteWise award winners!

                     EPA is proud to recognize the 2008
                     Hall of Fame inductees, Los Angeles
                     Unified School District and U.S. Postal
                     Service, Alabama District. These Hall
                     of Fame winners have demonstrated
sustainable, outstanding waste prevention and recycling
achievements and have won multiple WasteWise awards.

Los Angeles Unified School District
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) consists of
1,072 schools and centers in the Los Angeles, California, area
with approximately 700,000 students and 84,000 employees.
LAUSD continually strives to improve its waste prevention and
recycling activities and has won seven WasteWise awards,
including six Partner of the Year awards, since joining WasteWise
in May  1999.

Over nine years, LAUSD reduced its waste by 467,000 tons,
saving more than $21  million. The success of LAUSD's waste
reduction program has been due in large  part to its innovative
initiatives. Such as eliminating trays in food service, which
discourages students  from taking extra food that goes to waste.
Also, LAUSD sells obsolete equipment and supplies at public
auctions, resulting in nearly 500,000 pounds of avoided disposal
and savings of more than $11,000 in 2007

In a renewed commitment to reduce the amount of waste sent
to landfills, LAUSD recently adopted a new waste and recycling
goal—to reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfills by 70
percent by 2020. To reach this goal, LAUSD is working with the
City of Los Angeles, which is providing recycling containers for
each school at no cost, to make the school recycling program
consistent with the city's.

LAUSD initiated several outreach programs with city and state
groups including the Los Angeles Department of Public Works
(DPW) and California Integrated Waste Management Board
(CIWMB). LAUSD distributed mixed paper recycling boxes with
the WasteWise logo to schools and offices and 6-gallon recycling
containers for classrooms. Its WasteWise promotional activities
included posting the district's WasteWise Climate Profile on
LAUSD's Office of Environmental Health and Safety Web site
and meeting with staff from the City of Los Angeles and other
cities, CIWMB, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, DPW, and
suppliers to discuss new technologies, ideas, and programs for
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United States Postal Service - Alabama District
The Alabama District of the USPS has 710 facilities with more
than 10,000 employees. To date, the Alabama District has
received nine WasteWise awards, including five Federal Partner
of the Year awards.

The Alabama District demonstrates an exceptional level of
involvement in the WasteWise program, having participated in
every WasteWise conference and regional meeting since 1999.
The District also strives to educate employees in every Alabama
facility about WasteWise.

Through its participation in WasteWise, the Alabama District has
reduced waste by more than 75,000 tons over its nine years as
a partner. This reduction was achieved without direct funding or
work hours allocated to recycling efforts.  Instead, the program is
integrated into normal business processes that generated more
than $152,700 in revenue in 2007

Since the inception of its program, the Alabama District has
visited schools throughout the state to educate students about
recycling and distributed creative promotional items encouraging
recycling, such as pencils made from undeliverable mail.The
District also handed out peanuts as part of its "Protecting Our
Environment for Peanuts," campaign, an effort to convey the
message that recycling does not have to be a big expense.
                                                                                  Postmasters and managers in the Alabama District participate
                                                                                  in local events including community founder days, Earth Day
                                                                                  events, and other activities to encourage recycling and waste

                                                                                  In addition to its public outreach efforts, the Alabama District
                                                                                  encourages green procurement practices including purchasing
                                                                                  recycled-content products. Flat tubs and trays previously
                                                                                  constructed of cardboard are now being replaced with HOPE
                                                                                  plastic; canvas sacks and pouches are being replaced with
                                                                                  polypropylene products; and  hampers constructed of metal
                                                                                  and canvas are being replaced with PET/HDPE plastic, as are
                                                                                  wooden pallets.

                                                                                  The Alabama District's waste prevention and recycling efforts
                                                                                  also include increased use of electronic communication;
                                                                                  recycling of fluorescent lamps,  batteries, toner cartridges, and
                                                                                  cell phones; and expansion of shrink-wrap recycling.

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Partners  of  the  Year
The Partner of theYear and Endorser of theYear awards recognize the organization in each
category with the best overall waste reduction achievements for the year
Endorser of the Year

Massachusetts Department of
Environmental Protection
In 2002, Massachusetts was the first state to sign an agreement
with EPA to incorporate WasteWise at the state level. The
Massachusetts WasteWise Program has 83 partners, 21 of
which were added in 2007. With the state's recycling coalition
endorsing the program, WasteWise reaches Massachusetts^
351 cities and towns. The Massachusetts program, coordinated
through the state's Department of Environmental Protection,
promotes WasteWise through municipal workshops,
business associations, and the newly launched Web page at
Massachusetts WasteWise Program hosts forums twice a
year, with attendance averaging 65 current and prospective
members. The Massachusetts program is planning to develop
a technical assistance program to help with green purchasing
recommendations, waste audits, and contracting assistance.
Partner of the Year

Large Business: Steelcase Inc.
As a global leader in office furniture manufacturing, Steelcase
Inc. is committed to meeting its sustainability goals through
innovation. In 2007, Steelcase purchased new counterweights
made from 95 percent reclaimed steel mill slag, which previously
had been sent to landfills, and changed the way it packs and
ships bulk laminate tops, reducing the amount of packaging
used in its operations. The company also transitioned to a
more sustainable pre-paint washer chemical system at two of
its manufacturing facilities, saving more than $1 million in the
first year. Training has become an important part of meeting
sustainability goals for Steelcase. To date, 140 members of
its sales team have been trained on sustainability concepts,
and the company reused, donated, or recycled more than
100,000 pounds of computer equipment in 2007  In addition
to internal sustainability improvements, Steelcase customers
can take advantage of the company's new eco-lease purchasing
program, where customers select from Steelcase's Cradle-to-
Cradle certified products for a predetermined lease. At the end of
the lease period, customers choose either to purchase or return
the products to be remarketed.
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                Nonprofit: Bronson Healthcare Group
                For more than 12 years, Bronson Healthcare Group, a healthcare
                system serving southwest Michigan and northern Indiana,
                has focused on reducing its facilities' environmental impact
                through innovative programs for waste reduction and  pollution
                prevention. The nonprofit group created an education  program
                to share green initiatives with staff, communities, and other
                hospitals and healthcare organizations. Internally, Bronson
                created a computer-based learning module on environmental
                sustainability that all staff must complete annually. A Green Team
                was created to implement a recycling program in the  cafeteria,
                kitchen, and retail areas. Bronson also promotes WasteWise and
                the importance of environmental responsibility to the community
                by staffing exhibit booths at local health fairs and mentoring
                other facilities to  improve waste prevention and recycling within
                the healthcare industry.

                State Government: Tennessee Department
                of Environment & Conservation/Office of
                Environmental Assistance
                A partner since 1998, the Tennessee Department of Environment
                & Conservation/Office of Environmental Assistance (TDEC)
                implements and promotes recycling efforts throughout the
                state. TDEC's outreach  efforts include promoting WasteWise
                to 57 colleges and universities across the state. TDEC has
                placed a dozen recycling trailers at various state parks and
                colleges and greatly expanded its waste prevention and recycling
                operations to include recycling containers in over 100  facilities.
                                        More than 1.59 million pounds of mixed office paper and 9,160
                                        pounds of aluminum cans and plastic bottles were collected in
                                        2007 from the State Employee Recycling Program, avoiding more
                                        than $23,900 in disposal costs from the paper recycling alone.

                                        Local Government: Kitsap County, Washington
                                        Since joining the WasteWise program in 1999, Kitsap County,
                                        Washington, has achieved exemplary results from its waste
                                        reduction activities.  For example, by reusing 2,700 tons of road
                                        sand for maintenance of highway shoulders and reusing 7,400
                                        tons of asphalt for patch work, the county avoided costs of
                                        more than $82,000 associated with purchasing new materials
                                        in 2007 Other waste reduction efforts include an initiative to
                                        stop unwanted mail, a surplus swap to maximize reuse of office
                                        supplies and minimize the purchase of new office supplies and
                                        furniture, and implementation of an electronic filing system for
                                        court appeals at the county assessor's office. In 2007, Kitsap
                                        County established a clear and concise tracking system for
                                        garbage and recycling in all county facilities. In addition, the
                                        Board of County Commissioners adopts waste reduction goals
                                        each year as part of its WasteWise initiatives.
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College/University: Eastern Illinois University
Eastern Illinois University is an academic institution with a strong
dedication to reducing its environmental footprint.  In 2007, the
university, as part of its waste prevention and recycling program,
reused twelve and a half tons of yard waste made into mulch or
compost for campus beautification.  The university also sponsors
a program to collect unwanted furniture when students move
out in the spring and then makes these items available for
purchase by students in the fall. All proceeds from the furniture
resale are donated to charity.  Other efforts include collecting
Freon, automobile and other batteries, and refurbishing and
reusing pallets. Eastern Illinois University increased its recycling
rates for mixed metals and plastics by 115 percent over the
previous year's collection rates.

Midsize Business: NEC Electronics America, Inc. -
Roseville Facility
In fiscal year 2007, NEC Electronics America, a leading
provider of semiconductor products in the Americas, diverted
1.3 million pounds (84 percent) of solid waste from landfills at its
semiconductor manufacturing facility in Roseville, CA, avoiding
$51,000 in disposal costs. In addition to these savings, the
company generated $507,494 in revenue through its recycling
activities in 2007 Waste prevention efforts at the facility,
           including a packaging reuse program, saved the
              company more than $600,000. Outreach efforts
                 included participation in a community e-waste
                   collection and recycling day and a creek
cleanup day, promotion of WasteWise at industry conferences,
and promotion of WasteWise and environmental conservation
on an employee intranet site. Internal efforts at NEC Electronics
America included switching to compostable tableware in its
cafeterias and starting an onsite composting project.

Small Business: Accent Construction, LLC
Accent Construction is a full-service commercial general
contractor focused on providing an environmentally friendly
atmosphere for the tenants of their office buildings and medical
facilities. Since becoming a WasteWise partner in 1999, Accent
Construction has diverted 500 tons of C&D waste from local
landfills. In 2007, the company and its subcontractors diverted
68 percent, or 150,000 pounds, of waste from landfills through
donation and recycling efforts. Accent bolstered its recycling
initiative by adding labels to recycling toters in both English
and Spanish; providing training to  increase the understanding
and participation of its workforce;  applying WasteWise and
U.S. Green Building Council logos to signage at work sites; and
partnering with a new hauler to take clean drywall to a company
that will use it as a soil amendment. Accent also developed
a green marketing campaign to educate the local  building
community about waste prevention, recycling, and
reuse opportunities
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                Very Large Business: Limited Brands, Inc.
                Limited Brands, Inc., a WasteWise partner since 2004, is a large
                specialty retailer that sells women's intimate apparel, beauty and
                personal care products, and accessories through the trade names
                Victoria's Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works, C.O. Bigelow, La
                Senza, White Barn Candle Co., and Henri Bendel. In 2007, Limited
                Brands diverted from landfills more than 83 percent of all waste
                materials processed through its Columbus, OH, distribution
                centers, recycling 65 percent and reusing  almost 19 percent. The
                company's distribution centers have partnerships with nonprofits
                to donate their materials, with  10 tons donated in 2007.

                The company increased its use of recycled-content paper and
                Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper in its catalogs,
                marketing materials, and annual reports. In addition, Limited
                Brands reduced the number of printed copies of its annual
                reports by delivering the majority electronically. In 2007, the
                company's recycling and  reuse efforts prevented more than
                15,200 tons from going to the  landfills. This avoided more
                than $1.7 million in landfill disposal costs and increased overall
                revenue by $12.3 million from increased recycling efforts.
Federal Government: U.S. Postal Service -
Dallas District
The Dallas District of the U.S. Postal Service worked to
develop new recycling centers and back-haul facilities and
expanded its existing recycling programs in 2007  More than
7,400 tons of paper was recycled due to the increased efforts.
The Dallas District also focused on purchasing products that
contain recycled materials, such as paper, retreaded tires, and
re-refined motor oil. Expanding employee education about
WasteWise initiatives remains a priority for the Dallas District,
which developed and implemented training on pollution
prevention and recycling programs for its maintenance
personnel.Total avoided costs from recycling and waste
prevention in 2007 topped $1.3 million.

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Gold  Achievement
WasteWise recognizes partners with the greatest achievements in the following areas.
Recycling in the Workplace: Raytheon Company
Raytheon Company's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), a
WasteWise partner since 2002, is one of six major Raytheon
businesses, operating 18 facilities employing 13,500 people
worldwide. IDS provides sophisticated electronic components,
large integrated systems for undersea and surface applications,
and land-based systems for international and domestic
customers. Raytheon IDS New England recently transitioned
from a standard waste management contract to a resource
management contract and reached a record overall recycling rate
of approximately 67 percent in 2007. Key company initiatives
include facility site visits to identify ways to improve waste
prevention and recycling activities, development of quarterly and
annual reporting metrics to evaluate the efficiency of resource
management, and establishment of a new employee training
program. The company leased 221 tons of computers that will be
refurbished and sold at the end of the lease. Raytheon IDS also
provided eco-friendly compostable tableware for "zero-waste"
employee luncheons and eco-friendly custodial products as part
of its commitment to purchase recycled-content and sustainable
products. In 2007, the company's efforts generated recycling
revenues of nearly $2 million and an estimated cost avoidance
exceeding $300,000.

New Partner: Matterhorn Nursery, Inc.
Matterhorn Nursery, Inc. provides quality grown plants,
horticultural education, supplies, and resources to its customers,
In its first year as a WasteWise partner, Matterhorn has made
great progress with its waste reduction program. Beginning
in August 2007, Matterhorn's recycling efforts have included
collecting and managing mixed paper and cardboard, bottles and
cans, and organic waste from the nursery retail and growing
operations. By diverting these recyclable materials from the
waste stream, the company saw costs for waste disposal
drop to less than $200, compared to $3,600 the previous year.
Matterhorn is working with its county solid waste management
authority and other local industry professionals to develop a
system for recycling agricultural plastics. Outreach efforts by
Matterhorn include educating customers by providing bilingual
recycling information; distributing an electronic newsletter with
ideas to reduce, reuse, and recycle; and hosting a festival that
features community organizations involved in environmental
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                Organic Material Reduction: Rutgers, The State
                University of New Jersey
                AWasteWise partner since 1997, Rutgers,The State University
                of New Jersey encompasses 820 buildings, more than 6,000
                faculty and staff, and 42,000 students. In 2007, the university
                recycled or reused almost 16,000 tons of materials. The
                university has taken a leadership role in reducing the amount
                of food and organic waste it sends to landfills. Rutgers reduced
                the volume of food waste sent to landfills by using a pulping/
                dewatering  machine to extract the moisture from 3,800 tons of
                food waste. The remaining food pulp was recycled as cattle feed
                at a local  farm. Food waste management helped Rutgers reduce
                operational, maintenance, and hauling costs; decreased storage
                space needed; and avoided more than $200,000 in landfill costs.
                Rutgers also is educating other universities on its successful
                strategy for reducing organic waste through participation in
                RecycleMania and sharing WasteWise successes through
                campus radio, television, printed media, and mailings.

                Employee Education: Delta Air Lines, Inc.
                Delta Air  Lines' operation in Atlanta, GA, employs nearly 25,000
                people, and all of them have a hand in the success of the
                company's recycling efforts. Delta recognizes the important role
                employees played in the success of its three recycling programs
                started in 2007 On June 1, 2007, Delta implemented an in-
                flight recycling program for all domestic flights into Atlanta.
                To ensure the program's success, the company emphasized
                education of flight attendants and flight  crews through signage
                                        in flight attendant lounges, electronic updates, shift briefings,
                                        monthly statistics, and senior management endorsement. Delta
                                        also targeted passengers through an in-flight video showing
                                        passengers how to help  Delta sort recyclables for onboard
                                        collection. Other programs implemented in 2007 include a
                                        recycling center for Delta employees to drop off household
                                        recyclables and a partnership with carpet manufacturer
                                        Mohawk Aviation Carpet to implement a permanent aircraft
                                        carpet collection  and recycling program. These efforts were
                                        accompanied by  a strong educational component involving
                                        distributing information through emails, voicemails, story boards,
                                        and new operating procedures.  Delta's recycling  programs
                                        diverted almost 175 tons from landfills, avoiding nearly $8,000
                                        in landfill costs and generating almost $115,000 in recycling
                                        revenues, $80,000 of which  was donated to Habitat for

                                        Public Venue  Recycling: Seven-Star, Inc.
                                        Seven-Star Inc., a 23-employee  company, provides operation,
                                        booth sales,  and  production  support to "Green Festivals"
                                        in four U.S. cities. Green Festivals educate consumers on
                                        environmentally and socially responsible alternatives in
                                        the marketplace, while promoting businesses and other

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organizations that exemplify the principles of environmental
stewardship. Exhibitors and vendors at Green Festivals receive
detailed instructions on waste prevention and recycling before
and during the event. At the event, volunteers support attendees'
use of resource recovery stations. Because of the expertise of
Seven-Star, the 2007 San Francisco Green Festival reported a
record 41,000 attendees while achieving a 98 percent waste
diversion rate.

Paper Reduction: Damascus Elementary School
AWasteWise partner since 2005, Damascus Elementary
School  in Salem, OH, has reduced its paper use and disposal
and implemented new procedures for reuse of shredded
paper. By printing double-sided;  reusing paper for scratch
pads, art projects, and homework sheets; and using electronic
correspondence, the school reduced its annual use of paper
by 18,150 pounds. When the amount of shredded paper grew
to be more than its vermicompost bins could hold, Damascus
Elementary implemented a more effective reuse  program for its
shredded paper by diverting it to the township drop-off  site. The
paper is then made available to local farmers to use as animal
bedding and to retailers for use in shipping packages, as an
alternative to polystyrene peanuts.
Industrial Materials Recycling: DTE Energy
In 2007, the power company DTE Energy and its major
subsidiaries, Detroit Edison and MichCon, adopted an innovative
materials recovery strategy focused on deconstruction. DTE
developed alliances with contractors to recover industrial
materials instead of using standard demolition practices. Through
deconstruction efforts at New Hudson, Ml, and Trenton Channel,
Ml, DTE helped reuse and recycle more than 9 million pounds
of industrial materials. From the deconstruction site in New
Hudson, 99.9 percent of the building materials were reused or
recycled, including transplanting the landscape vegetation. The
deconstruction was competitive economically with demolition
and produced more than $35,000 in scrap value. The Trenton
Channel deconstruction project bid 20 percent lower than
demolition and diverted 93.8 percent of building materials from
landfills through reuse and recycling. In addition, DTE Energy
recycled more than 23 million pounds of industrial material and
more than 269 million pounds of combustion byproducts overall
in 2007

Climate Change: Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
AWasteWise partner since 2004, Subaru of Indiana
Automotive,  Inc., (SIA) in Lafayette, IN, has worked to reduce
its environmental impact and improve the sustainability of its
operations. In 2007, SIA focused on reduced GHG emissions
achieved  from waste prevention and recycling initiatives. SIA
highlighted reusing packing components for shipping parts to
and from Japan; reducing the amount of scrap steel by adjusting
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                the stamping press and customizing the length of the steel coil
                by part size; and reusing wooden pallets, oil, absorbents, and
                solvents. SIA's 2007 waste prevention practices reduced its GHG
                emissions by more than 6,900 metric tons of carbon equivalent
                (MICE). SIAalso recycled 99.8 percent of waste generated
                from the manufacturing process, which resulted in an additional
                reduction of GHG emissions by 12,513 MICE. With the
                implementation of other energy reduction programs, SIA saved a
                total of 25,435  MICE in 2007. SIA shared waste prevention and
                recycling ideas with more than 50 companies who contacted the
                manufacturer as a result of Subaru television commercials about
                environmental stewardship.

                Community Involvement: Genzyme Corporation -
                A WasteWise partner since 2001, Genzyme Corporation -
                Massachusetts, a biotechnology company, is using its waste
                prevention and recycling efforts to benefit the local community.
                During 2007, Genzyme sent 14,300 pounds of reusable materials
                to hospitals, homes, and  institutions in need, through the
                Institution  Recycling Network and encouraged the network to
                participate in the WasteWise program. Genzyme donated more
                than $1,000 in computer credits and $2,400 in recycling revenue
                to support a variety of causes, including a local youth club and
                creek restoration project. In addition, Genzyme reused more
                than 72,000 tons of soil from the construction site of its new
                manufacturing facility for structural fill on a local golf course,
                asphalt batching, and landfill cover.
Packaging Reduction: Krueger International, Inc.
Krueger International, Inc. (Kl), an employee-owned
manufacturer of non-wood office, institutional, healthcare, and
commercial furniture, is committed to waste minimization and
improving its environmental  performance. Waste reduction
efforts in 2007 focused on incoming supply and product
packaging, customer packaging, office paper, and the use of
recycled materials and components in final products. By using
reusable plastic totes, shrink wrapping, blanket wrapping,
and product racking, Kl and its suppliers helped reduce the
amount of packaging materials used in shipping. By reducing or
recycling materials, Kl diverted more than 505,000 pounds from
disposal in 2007

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Honorable Mention
Small Business: Exel Inc.
Exel Inc., based in Lockport, NY, provides contract logistics and
freight management for more than 90 percent of the world's
Corian® countertop material. AWasteWise partner since 2004,
Exel reused almost 1.75 million pounds of wood pallets, saving
more than $275,000 in 2007 The company also recycled
53,000 pounds of damaged Corian® sheet material.

Employee Education: Guardian Automotive Trim,
Inc. - Evansville  Plant
Guardian Automotive employs 580 people at its Evansville, IN,
facility, a plastic and decorative automotive trim manufacturing
plant. In 2007, the company reduced landfill waste by 130
tons, disposing of 20 percent less waste than in 2006. Before
its International  Organization for Standards (ISO) 14001
Environmental Management Standard surveillance audit, the
company organized employees into teams who competed for
three weeks in green-themed activities.
Public Venue Recycling: Port of Portland, Portland
International Airport
Oregon's Portland International Airport has offered recycling at
trash bin locations in terminals and food courts since 1999. A
WasteWise member since 2006, the airport diverts more than
700 tons of waste each year, with food waste accounting for 150
tons. In late 2007, the airport purchased 58 new recycling bins for
the parking garage and passenger pick-up and drop-off areas to
facilitate additional recycling.

Industrial Material Recycling: Webcor Builders
Webcor Builders, a WasteWise partner since 2007, is a general
contractor for commercial construction and has nearly 500
employees in six California offices. Since 2005, Webcor has
built 2 platinum, 11 gold, 5 silver, and 4 certified buildings under
the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
program. In 2007, Webcor diverted an average of 70 percent of
construction waste at five building construction sites.
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