Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida
Recycling Partnership Recycling Awards Winners Present Projects
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the Florida Recycling Partnership will host a webinar on Thursday, December 10th at 11 am for its 2020 Recycling Award Winners to present their programs.
Registration is free at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1198536255015619856.
During Florida Recycles Week November 9th – 15th, FDEP Secretary Noah Valenstein presented Walt Disney World Resort Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment – Animal Nutrition Center with the department’s Recycling Recognition Award.
“Through dedicated partnerships, we can continue to increase the recycling rate in Florida and further reduce the amount of solid waste that can impact our state’s unparalleled resources,” said Valenstein. “I would like to thank our private and public partners for their commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly recycling practices as we continue protecting Florida together.”
Florida Recycling Partnership Chair Dawn McCormick also honored the following 2020 Recycling Champion Award Winners:
- The Jacksonville Anheuser-Busch Brewery is the first North American Anheuser-Busch Breweries to achieve a 100% recycling rate. It has found a home for all its byproduct and waste streams with no waste ending up in a landfill. In 2019, the Jacksonville Anheuser-Busch Brewery recycled more than 124,000 tons of materials (including cardboard, spent grain, yeast, aluminum, stretch wrap, and more).
- DAR PRO Solutions
- DAR PRO Solutions is a brand of internationally known Darling Ingredients. It takes food production by-product from large manufacturers and commercial food establishments and through its in-house rendering process, transforms the waste material into valuable new resources.
- Florida State University
- The FSU Recycling Champion Award is two-fold. First, it honors Willie Wiggins for his commitment to recycling and starting the recycling program on the FSU campus. Secondly, it recognizes the great work being done on campus – “Chuck it for Charity,” Office Supply Reuse Room, and Surplus Property that supports the reuse of items on campus. According to the nomination, FSU’s Solid Waste and Recycling Department recycled 1,322 tons of materials, composted 405 tons of materials and donated or re-sold 1,465 tons in its most recent year of tabulation.
- Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful
- Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful has a myriad of recycling initiatives aimed at creating interest, awareness and motivation to reuse, recycle and even upcycle all kinds of materials. One program, the Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program (MRRP) in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, protects local wildlife from becoming entangled in used monofilament.
- Sarasota County Solid Waste
- Sarasota County’s willingness to modify its recycling collection program demonstrates its understanding of the challenges of developing and growing a recycling educational campaign.
- To ensure a smooth transition to a new program, Sarasota County developed education and outreach messages to launch throughout each stage of transition, and post-transition customer satisfaction surveys. The project’s thorough and innovative Communications Plan demonstrates the County’s commitment to Education & Outreach initiatives.
Representatives from each Award recipient will present their award-winning programs during the webinar.
The Florida Recycling Partnership is a coalition of leading Florida companies and associations with the mission to educate policymakers, business leaders and the general public about the benefits of recycling.