PLNU Receives 2011 Waste Reduction Award from CalRecycle

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) recognized PLNU through the Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) again for 2011. WRAP awards are given to businesses and organizations for their environmentally friendly business strategies. Approximately 280 groups were recognized in 2011.

“This year’s WRAP winners are evidence that businesses and organizations of all sizes are achieving significant waste reduction and recycling goals, all while helping protect the environment and preserve our natural resources,” CalRecycle Director Caroll Mortensen said in a press release. “In 2011, we have 46 first-time winners, and many organizations that have come back year after year with new and stronger waste prevention programs.”

PLNU falls in the later category, having won five WRAP awards.

In total, the winning entries reported diverting more than 2.3 million tons of material from landfills and reported more than $200 million in cost savings.