Members of the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council
Austin Resource Recovery
Austin, Texas is committed to reducing the amount of waste sent to area landfills by 90 percent by 2040 or sooner. Austin Resource Recovery, a City of Austin department, provides many services to help Austin achieve Zero Waste, including residential curbside collection of recycling, trash and yard trimmings. The department also offers free consulting services to help Austin businesses reduce waste and comply with the City’s recycling ordinances.
Aiden Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org, (512) 974-1929, www.austinrecycles.com
City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation
The City of Los Angeles has a goal to achieve Zero Waste by 2025, and leads the largest cities in the nation by currently diverting over 76% of its waste from landfills. The Bureau of Sanitation provides an extensive residential curbside recycling program, and has adopted a commercial exclusive franchise ordinance to increase recycling within the commercial and multi-family sector. Promoting education, participation and overall sustainability are essential elements towards meeting the City’s Zero Waste goal.
Reina Pereira, email@example.com, (213) 485-3296, http://www.lacitysan.org/
CR&R Environmental Services is a family-owned and operated company with over 50 years experience in integrated solid waste services in Orange County, California. CR&R is a diversion-based company with recycling, not disposal, as our core business focus. Through innovation, strategic planning, and industry insight, CR&R Environmental Services has helped revolutionize local recycling and the focus on sustainability and green practices — long before those concepts were popularized.
Maria Lazaruk, Senior Public Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.crrwasteservices.com
At Raytheon, sustainability is a shared responsibility. Our sustainability program seeks to protect our environment and conserve natural resources by engaging our employees, customers, suppliers and communities. Focus areas include energy efficiency, greenhouse gas reduction, waste reduction and recycling, water conservation, design for sustainability, eco-friendly supply chain, and environmental stewardship.
Brian Balukonis, Brian_J_Balukonis@raytheon.com, http://www.raytheon.com/responsibility/
Recology Los Angeles
Recology Los Angeles sees a World without Waste.
We serve over 16,000 customers in the greater Los Angeles area. We partner with local organizations to ensure landfill diversion goals are met and to recover reusable resources that were once bound for the trash.
Josie Kalbakian, email@example.com, 8186402407, http://www.recologylosangeles.com/
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. set out with a simple goal: brew the beers they wanted to drink. Fueled by a passion for beer and a founding commitment to environmental stewardship, Sierra Nevada’s award-winning brews pioneered the craft brewing industry and has gone on to lead the way in sustainable business practices. With a focus on Zero Waste and a closed-loop approach, the company creatively diverts 99.8% of materials from landfill.
Cheri Chastain, Sustainability@sierranevada.com, ( 530) 893-3520, www.SierraNevada.com
Toyota North America
Toyota North America includes the 14 manufacturing plants, 24 distribution centers, and many office operations of corporate Toyota in North America. Our goal is to be a role model for environmental performance in North America by sharing our expertise in topics like waste reduction.
USAgain (pronounced “use-again”) is a green for-profit company that collects surplus textiles and resells them in the U.S. and abroad, effectively diverting millions of pounds of clothing from landfills, saving natural resources, and generating new revenue streams for U.S. businesses and non-profits, and fueling local economies in emerging countries.
Mattias Wallander, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.usagain.com
The Walt Disney Company, Corporate Citizenship
The Walt Disney Company has a long-term vision of achieving Zero Waste. Meeting that goal will require minimizing waste, increasing and improving recycling and other disposal mitigation programs, and sourcing high-recycled content and highly recyclable products. We know we cannot meet this goal alone, so we will continue to partner with, engage, and educate our guests and consumers along our journey to achieving Zero Waste. Marialyce Pederson, Marialyce.Pedersen@disney.com, www.thewaltdisneycompany.com/citizenship
American Licorice Company
American Licorice Company, established in 1914, manufactures Red Vines®, Snaps®, Sour Punch®, and Super Ropes® candy. We are committed to reaching Zero Waste to landfill by 2016.
(541) 617-0800, www.americanlicorice.com
Founded in 1973 by Fred T., Joseph S. and John Franzia, Bronco Wine Company is a family-owned winery committed to growing, producing and selling the finest quality wines of the highest value to our customers. Bronco Wine Company’s diverse family of brands is sold in over 90 countries worldwide in addition to being distributed throughout the United States. Bronco Wine Company has become a major vintage varietal wine source to the California wine industry and is currently recognized as the fifth largest winery and the largest vineyard owner in the United States. Our quest for quality begins with vineyard development and continues to grow into areas such as premium bulk wine contracts, research and development, brand development, brand marketing and national distribution. Bronco Wine Company is vertically integrated, from the vineyard to the table, focused on crafting wines for the American table.
Robert Hall, Production Manager, email@example.com, http://www.classicwinesofcalifornia.com/
Cal Recycle (California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery)
CalRecycle is the state’s leading authority on recycling, waste reduction, and product reuse. CalRecycle plays an important role in the stewardship of California’s vast resources and promotes innovation in technology to encourage economic and environmental sustainability.
CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. Sustainability is integrated into the services we provide to real estate owners, investors and occupiers worldwide. www.cbre.com
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of more than $17 billion and approximately 55,000 employees, the company’s major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group. Launched in 2007 by Chairman Jim Kennedy, Cox Conserves is Cox Enterprises’ national sustainability program. Cox seeks to send Zero Waste to landfill by 2024 and become carbon and water neutral by 2044.
Meredith Brown, Recycling & Waste Diversion Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 678-645-0862, www.coxenterprises.com
Founded in 1975, CTDI is a full-service, global engineering, repair and logistics company providing best-cost solutions to the communications industry. CTDI’s customers include the major wireline and wireless telecom carriers, cable service providers, and major OEMs from around the world.”
Keith Montone, email@example.com, 610-793-8832, http://www.ctdi.com/
Earth Friendly Products
Earth Friendly Products, a pioneer in the manufacturing of green household and commercial cleaning products with roots dating back to 1967 as Venus Labs. At Earth Friendly Products we aim to fulfill obligations to sustainability leadership by supporting activities which contribute to environmental and social justice, human rights and a sustainable environment. Our sustainability guides aim to introduce programs by promoting reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and Zero Waste to landfill.
Nadereh Afsharmanesh, firstname.lastname@example.org, (714) 891-3100, www.ecos.com
Gary Liss & Associates
Great Forest provides sustainability management consulting to improve environmental performance and reduce costs. We specialize in waste diversion programs and guide our clients towards Zero Waste solutions.
Amy Marpman, email@example.com, (212) 779-4757, www.greatforest.com
Gruene Plant Services
GPS manages all aspects of waste disposal, recycling, and remediation projects while identifying waste streams to be reused or recycled thereby reducing cost, and liability associated with RCRA regulated waste.
Clint Morris, Manager of Plant services/ Corp Compliance, http://www.grueneenviro.com/site/gruene-plant-services
Heritage Interactive Services
Heritage is a family-owned organization bringing innovative ideas and technologies to the forefront of sustainability for over 45 years. Heritage pioneered the concept of comprehensive by-product management and assists its North American customers in becoming leaders within their respective industries through Zero Waste to landfill programs and the value and marketability these programs provide.
Founded in 1969, JLG Industries, Inc. is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of access equipment, JLG products and personnel can be found all over the world, going above and beyond to support customers. Protecting the environment is a JLG core value and it is our goal to reduce waste and emissions, minimize adverse environmental impacts, promote resource conservation and improve energy performance.
Jason Grentus, MBA, Senior Environmental Engineer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kellogg Garden Products
A 3rd Generation family-owned company that sells a variety of Certified Organic mulches, compost, and fertilizers from Canada to Mexico and Hawaii to Utah, primarily through retail garden centers.
Kathy Kellogg-Johnson, email@example.com, (310) 952-5019, www.kellogggarden.com
Keter Environmental Services
Keter Environmental Services is a full service waste and recycling management company operating on a national footprint. As your management company, Keter focuses on the needs of our clients operating with a complete bias to their needs. The Keter team is made up of real estate professionals that understand the complexities of commercial properties and the unique challenges they present. Keter specializes in developing value based solutions and working with all stakeholders to implement and maintain the most efficient, sustainable, and economical solution for each individual property.
Matt Hupp, Chief Operating Officer, 1-866-679-5079, http://keteres.com/
New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of award-winning craft beers, is 100% employee-owned, a Certified B Corp, one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses and one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work.
Nick Ampe, Environmental Health Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org, 970-221-0524, www.newbelgium.com
When a company stands for the right thing, you know it. It’s not just is what they say. It shows in their values and in what they do. Republic Services has grown to become one of the largest sustainability, recycling, and non-hazardous solid waste collection companies in the country, thanks to the commitment to the people who work here, and the people we work for. Helping keep communities clean and safe is a challenge not just for today, but for future generations as well. We believe that the future will be built on proven methods, innovative technology, and strong partnerships with the communities we serve. That’s what it will take to meet the challenge. That’s what we deliver.
Susanne Passantino, SPassantino@republicservices.com, (818)683-1607, www.republicservices.com
Rubicon Global is the Global leading provider of sustainable, cloud-based waste and recycling solutions. Through Rubicon Global’s innovative platform, companies can reduce operating expenses, divert waste from landfills, track key metrics and work towards long-term sustainability goals.
Ashby Addiss, email@example.com, (678) 975-3668, www.RubiconGlobal.com
At Sodexo, we believe that the best way to create real, lasting value is to make people the central focus of organizations and society as a whole. We view Quality of Life as a decisive yet largely unexplored factor governing individual and collective performance.
As such, Quality of Life is the common denominator of all our services – it is our differentiator. We are the only company in the world that offers integrated Quality of Life services to its clients through On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services in 80 countries around the world. http://www.sodexo.com/
|EnviroSource Waste Solutions
Jep / Waste solutions Consulting
Joseph Martinich Consulting
Mari Allan Hanna
|Organics “By Gosh”
Solid Waste Advisors, a division of Northern Environmental Group
* Founding Member of USZWBC