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Waste Management, Waste Reduction and Recycling Awards Programs

Region 7 Pollution
Prevention Awards Program

2004 Region 7 Pollution
Prevention Award Winners

Anheuser-Busch, Inc
Ball Metal Beverage Container Corporation
The Community Mercantile
Davenport Community School District in partnership with the Trane Company
General Electric-Burlington
Habitat ReStore-Kansas City in Partnership with State Street Bank
HNI Corporation, Allsteel and The Hon Company
S.A. Flick Seed Company
Sellers - Sexton, Inc.

Target Stores, Region 7 Stores
Rockwell Collins, Inc., Coralville, IA
3M Company, Springfield, MO
Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, St. Louis, MO
Johnson Controls & Jackson County, MO

Boeing Co., St. Louis, MO
American Ordnance, Middletown, IA
Albertson's, Inc., Region 7 Stores
Rockwell Collins, Inc., Coralville, IA
Alliant Energy and Top Deck Farms, Westgate, IA
Haldex Brake, Iola, KS
Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, Kimball Wind Project
Citizens for Modern Transit, St. Louis, MO
Dearborn Mid-West Conveyor Company, Kansas City, KS

Target Stores, Region 7 Stores
Clean Water Solutions, St. Louis, MO
Wash-water recycling system for truck washing.
DuPont Performance Coatings, Fort Madison, IA
National By-Products, Inc.Wichita, KS
MidAmerica Energy Holdings, Inc. Des Moines, IA
Thurston Manufacturing, Thurston, NE

In addition EPA Region 7 sponsors an annual Pollution Prevention Award Program, that recognizes projects and programs that demonstrate successful source reduction. Business and industry are eligible for Pollution Prevention Awards Program. These are non-monetary awards that recognize environmental excellence. Source reduction prevents the generation of waste and environmental releases and conserves natural resources. It is the preferred approach to environmental management and environmental protection.

In FY2002 and 2003 five award categories were established:

WasteWise Awards Program, Each year, EPA recognizes outstanding achievements of our partners by presenting "Partner of the Year" awards in several categories, including business, government, and educational sectors. EPA also offers "Challenge Partner of the Year" awards to commend exemplary performance in meeting the WasteWise Challenge and "Endorser of the Year" awards to recognize outstanding endorser efforts in promoting WasteWise to other organizations.

The GSA National Furniture Center (NFC) invites environmentally conscientious business partners to participate in its Evergreen Award program. This program was developed to recognize efforts in recycling, affirmative procurement and waste reduction that can set an example for other NFC business partners to follow. The NFC will present awards in three commodity areas: 1) Furniture, 2) Furnishings and 3) Technologies and Electronics. GSA's 2003 Evergreen Award was presented to HON INDUSTRIES, an Iowa office furniture manufacturer.

State Environmental Award Programs

Iowa Governor's Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

Kansas Pollution Prevention Awards and Recognition Program Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Presents awards for source reduction, recycling, compost and partnerships at its annual spring conference. Contact the Bureau of Waste Management (785) 296-1600 for additional information.

Other Awards

The Iowa Recycling Awards Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer presented by the Iowa Recycling Association, recognize excellence in all aspects of recycling and reuse. Award nominations are received in the summer.

The Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer makes award presentations at its annual fall meeting. Awards are provided for Outstanding Facilities, innovative programs and professional achievement.

The Nebraska State Recycling Association Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer normally holds its awards program in the late fall. The award categories vary, however, past awards have included: Recycler of the Year; Program of the Year; Business of the Year; and, Educational/Nonprofit Initiative of the Year.

Keep Nebraska Beautiful Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer has an annual award program to recognize civic groups, businesses and local communities who have shown commitment to community environments. Nominations are accepted in the Spring.

The Missouri Recycling Association Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer holds an award program in conjunction with its annual conference that is held in the late spring or summer.

The Missouri Waste Control Coalition Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer a statewide coalition of citizens, businesses and organizations which are concerned about the environment and the proper waste management and disposal, presents its Outstanding Awards in Waste Management during its annual conference that is held in the summer.

Kansas Recycling Awards See State Environmental Award Programs, above.

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