Florida Recycling Partnership Foundation


Recycling Champion Award Winners

(First row – Ken Wilson – Publix Super Markets; Andy Zoka – Anheuser-Busch; Mark Barash – NuCycle Energy; Keyna Cory, Executive Director – Florida Recycling Partnership Foundation; Second row – Erin Ballas – Brightmark; Jeff Littlejohn and John Ferguson – National Storm Water Trust – Port Tampa Bay)

Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Recycling Partnership Foundation Announce Recycling Awards During Florida Recycles Week

Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis officially proclaimed Nov. 14-18, 2022, as Florida Recycles Week, and the Florida Recycling Partnership Foundation and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) joined forces to encourage all Floridians to recycle. As part of the week’s activities, several companies, and organizations were recognized for their recycling efforts.

DEP presented Recycling Recognition Awards to counties for meeting the interim statewide recycling goal of 75 percent for 2021. They were (81%), Palm Beach (78%), Charlotte (77%), Sumter (77%) and Collier (75%).

Florida Recycling Partnership Foundation announced the following 2022 Recycling Champion Award Winners:

• Publix Super Markets – Best Overall
• Brightmark: Marine Science 101 – Communication & Education
• Brightmark: NOAA – Waste Reduction, Recycling & Reuse
• Anheuser-Busch – Water Reuse/Recycling
• Tampa International Airport – Energy Efficiency
• National Storm Water Trust: Port of Tampa Bay – Environmental Stewardship
• NuCycle Energy – Innovation
• Exploria Stadium – Recycling Market Development

Nominations were submitted this past fall and judged by the Sustainable Business Club of the sustainable business program in the Department of Economics of the Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami in Coral Gables.

The Recycling Champion Award Winners will be featured in a webinar in January 2023.

Here is a copy of Governor DeSantis proclamation

CONTACT: Keyna Cory, 850-728-1054, keyna@FLrecycling.org

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