Recognizing Outstanding Programs
It’s our pleasure to announce the finalists of our 2019 Recycle Florida Today Environmental Sustainability (RFTES) award. These programs displayed an increased awareness of the importance of sustainability and ability to motivate others to maximize their recycling, composting, grass-roots efforts, waste reduction, sustainability efforts and improving their recycling rates through education, outreach and by example. Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments as well as take time to become knowledgeable about each of their programs.
Join us for our 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition on Wednesday, June 19, for the announcement of the winner of the “Environmental Steward of the Year”. In addition, we look forward to helping these organizations share their programs through our conferences and webinars.
Congratulations to this year’s finalists. Thank you for your contributions in helping to keep Florida sustainable!
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
As the local Coke Florida bottler, we live and play in the communities we serve.That’s why we’re committed to sustainability & making a positive difference in our Florida communities through four areas:
- Water Stewardship
- Litter and Waste Reduction
Green Works Orlando
The City of Orlando’s Office of Sustainability and Resilience, under the leadership of Mayor Buddy Dyer, has set an ambitious goal of “Zero Waste to Landfill by 2040”. As a result, the City has worked to broaden its conceptualization of recycling services. Through a bit of innovative thinking, the City Beautiful has developed a suite of food waste diversion programs that are paving new ground for municipal solid waste operations in the Southeast region of the United States.
The School District of Palm Beach County
The School District of Palm Beach County has a longstanding commitment to sustainability. In 2009, our School Board adopted the District’s first “ policy, Waste Reduction, Materials Reuse, and Recycling which guides waste reduction and resource conservation throughout District practices. We have since adopted five more policies that support and promote
sustainable practices throughout departments, schools and offices
Tampa Bay Regional Recycling Partnership
The Tampa Bay Regional Recycling Partnership is the first collaboration between 4 local governments to develop a regional messaging campaign to reduce recycling contamination.
Lake Worth Beach’s Return to Dual-Stream Recycling
The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (SWA) and the City of Lake Worth Beach (City) partnered on a campaign to prepare City residents for a change from single-stream (one container) recycling to dual-stream (two-container) recycling. The campaign focused on informing residents of the City about the change in recycling, explaining how to recycle correctly, and addressing any concerns that residents had, with the overarching goal of lower recycling contamination.
Reduce Your Use Tampa Bay
Hillsborough County is partnering with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful (KTBB) for the “Reduce Your Use Tampa Bay” campaign and the associated “Businesses for the Bay” program. The overarching theme of the campaign:
Waste avoidance and reduction of single-use plastics focusing on three plastic items in particular: