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BIG NEWS: USZWBC Joins Forces with GBCI

Official Press Releases & Certification Announcements

Nature’s Path facility receives third ‘zero waste’ certification
May 5, 2017

Mountain Rose Herbs First Oregon Company to Receive Platinum Zero Waste Facility Certification
December 7, 2016

Microsoft First Technology Company Awarded Zero Waste Facility Certification
November 28, 2016

Measure to Improve Earn Zero Waste Business Associate Credential
November 21, 2016

Delaware North-operated facility at Yellowstone awarded USZWBC Platinum Facility Certification
West Yellowstone, MT – October 24, 2016

New Belgium Brewing Company achieved Platinum Zero Waste Facility Certification
Fort Collins, CO – July 25, 2016

Lundberg Family Farms achieved Platinum Zero Waste Facility Certification
Richvale, CA – May 25,2016

Earth Friendly Products Celebrates Grand Opening with USZWBC Zero Waste Platinum Certification

Cypress, CA – April 21,2016

Nature’s Path Foods Earns USZWBC Gold Facility Certification

Blaine, WA and Delta BC, Canada – April 21,2016

The Atlanta Journal Constitution achieved USZWBC Zero Waste Certification

Atlanta,GA – January 26,2016

Bronco Wines Company Earns USZWBC Gold Facility Certification

Ceres, CA- January 13th, 2016

American Licorice Receives USZWBC Gold Facility Certification

La Porte, IN- December 2, 2015

Earth Friendly Products Receives USZWBC Platinum Facility Certification

Cypress, CA – November 17, 2015

Follett Receives Gold Zero Waste Facility Certification from the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council

Westchester, Ill. – October 27, 2015

Northrop Grumman Facility First Aerospace Manufacturing Site in the U.S. to Receive Zero Waste Certification

Palmdale, Calif. – September 9, 2015

U.S. Zero Waste Business Council Presents Zero Waste Platinum Certification to Earth Friendly Products

Garden Grove, Calif. – December 19, 2014

Fetzer Vineyards First Wine Company to Receive USZWBC Zero Waste Certification

Hopland, Calif. – November 17, 2014

USZWBC Presents American Licorice Company with Gold Zero Waste Certification

Union City, Calif. – April 30th, 2014

ANN INC.’s Distribution Center Receives Gold Zero Waste Certification

New York, NY – April 21st, 2014

U.S. Zero Waste Business Council Presents Sierra Nevada Brewing Company with First Zero Waste Platinum Certification

Chico, Calif.- November 15, 2013

U.S. Zero Waste Business Council Launches First U.S. Third-Party Zero Waste Certification Program

Corona Del Mar, Calif.- March 4, 2013

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USZWBC in the news

Media Exposure

Deeper Dive Into Zero Waste. July 2017

Waste Management: There Are Several New Standards for That. December 6, 2016

Microsoft’s Redmond Campus: 500 Acres and “Zero Waste” Microsoft Green Blog. November 28, 2016

Measure to Improve Earn Certified Zero Waste Business Associate AndNowUKnow. November 21, 2016

Earn LEED credits for making your facility Zero Waste US Green Building Council. September 15, 2016

OCC will use recyclable cups to help fund new scholarship Los Angeles Times. August 9, 2016

From Austin, The Live Music Capital of the World, comes ZERO Waste! Frontline Focus. June 15, 2016

Why U.S. Companies Are Rooting Out Food Waste Quest Resource Management Group. February 26, 2016

Companies seeking sustainability send waste to La Crosse  StarTribune. February 22, 2016

Zero Waste: Stop Throwing Money in the Trash. December 11, 2015

Zero waste: An attainable goal? Q&A with Elemental Impact Founder Holly Elmore Waste Dive. November 18, 2015

Time for the Suits to Join the Sandals in Creating Zero Waste Communities Waste 360. November 12, 2015

Coming Together to End Food Waste: Recap of Austin Zero Food Waste Forum Compost Pedallers. June 22, 2015

Resource Managers Help Turn Trash Into Cash Houston Chronicle. June 18, 2015

North American Environmental Report Toyota. 2014

What is the ZWBA? Ecolink. August 26, 2014

Why ‘Zero Waste’ is a Winning Strategy for Businesses. Waste Dive. August 22, 2014

Companies Embrace Zero Waste Ethos. Just Means. August 18, 2014

Gaining Recognition for Your Zero Waste Efforts. Ecova. July 8, 2014

Ecova Joins Zero Waste Business Council. American Recycler. April 2014

Zero Waste is Your Gain. Times Standard Business. April 1, 2014

Ecova Joins U.S. Zero Waste Business Council as a Founding Member. Ecova. March 17, 2014

Zero Waste: ‘Nil to Landfill’ Is Now a Practical Goal. Knowledge at Wharton. March 6, 2014

Innovative Partnerships Build Advanced Manufacturing Pathways. The League for Innovation in the Community College. March 3, 2014

Hot picks during the Year of Zero Waste. Green City Blue Lake. February 12, 2014

Become a Zero Waste Business. Classic Displays. January 31, 2014

Facility Certification

Why U.S. Companies Are Rooting Out Food Waste. Quest RMG. February 25, 2016

Gold Member Toyota receives award from EPA 2015 WasteWise program. November 18, 2015

Certified Zero Waste. NERC. October 26, 2015

 Palmdale Zeros in on Zero Waste. Page 17. Northrop Grumman. July|August, 2015

February 2015 Sustainability Update. Campden BRI Food and Drink Innovation

How is American Licorice working towards zero waste? 2degrees. March 11, 2014

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Diverts 99.8 Percent of Waste. Earth911. March 6, 2014

Point of Brew: Working toward great-tasting zero waste. The Davis Enterprise. January 16, 2014

Sierra Nevada Certified for Zero-Waste Efforts. KRCR News. November 15, 2013

 Elemental Impact Blog Articles

USZWBC Official Media Partner Elemental Impact regularly features articles on USZWBC news and events at the Zero Waste in ACTION blog. Below is a history of recent articles capturing our work and successes:

The Power of Connection March 30, 2017

A Recycling or Contamination Crisis? an article series November 6, 2016

Zero Waste Moves from “Best” to Standard Operating Practices October 11, 2016

Zero Waste Makes Good Business Sense. Pallet Central. Sept|Oct, 2016

USGBC Empowers Zero Waste Industry: USGBC & USZWBC Join Forces. October 5, 2016

USGBC Steps into Zero Waste WE Consciousness September 19, 2016

The Macro Cost of Micro Contamination June 29, 2016

A “Tuned In” Industry Catches a Vibrant Zero Waste Beat June 15, 2016

“Tune in” to Zero Waste and Catch Austin’s Beat to a World Without Waste April 6, 2016

2016 Zero Waste Conference: “Tuning in” to Zero Waste! December 16, 2015

Key Steps to Zero Waste Success. October 28, 2015

Zero Waste: Breaking down myths & establishing standards. October 4, 2015

Elemental Impact: a business approach to sustainability. June 18, 2015

Zero Waste Makes Good Business Sense. May 27, 2015

Business NOT as usual: fine-tuning the zero waste journey. May 18, 2015

Stellar conference program highlights the “Stars of Zero Waste” April 6, 2015

2015 Zero Waste Conference: A Star-Studded Event! December 5, 2014

Contract provisions require team work necessary for zero waste success. August 11, 2014

Atlanta Shines as Zero Waste Conference Host City. June 3, 2014

USZWBC Conference Theme: Zero Waste Evolution. May 18, 2014

Zero Waste Conference: National in Focus, Local in Flavor. March 15, 2014

Print Coverage

Zero Waste Solutions book by Dr. Paul Connett, 2013 (look for USZWBC in the chapter on Zero Waste businesses!)

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Press Inquiries

Media Contact Information

If you are a member of the press and would like to learn more about GBCI Zero Waste, please contact Sarah Stanley at

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