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RCO Waste Minimization Awards winners (October 24, 2005)

The Recycling Council of Ontario presents the winners of the 2005 Ontario Waste Minimization Awards in Stratford, O...


The Recycling Council of Ontario presents the winners of the 2005 Ontario Waste Minimization Awards in Stratford, Ontario, Thursday, October 20, 2005.

Hewlett Packard, Safety Kleen, University Health Network and The Toronto Board of Trade took some of the top honours as finalists gathered in Stratford for the Recycling Council of Ontario’s, 2005 Ontario Waste Minimization Awards.

The awards reflect waste reduction activities at the provincial level, but were celebrated at the culmination of Waste Reduction Week in Canada (October 17-23), a national event that enjoys participation from every level of society.

The Ontario Waste Minimization Awards attract nominees from every corner and aspect of Ontario life and the event offers a forum to recognize the achievements all those organizations, municipalities, educational institutions and individuals who have gone above and beyond to advance sustainability.

This year’s awards ceremony was hosted by the City of Stratford at the Arden Park Hotel. Stratford prides itself on being a ‘green community’ and is a founding member of Communities in Bloom.

Everyone who stands for nomination is a winner as we move beyond mere recycling to eliminate waste at its source the next step in social and civil responsibility.

“The winners of this year’s Ontario Waste Minimization Awards demonstrate the renewed commitment toward addressing the waste issues we face in Ontario today,” says Jo-Anne St. Godard, Executive Director of the Recycling Council of Ontario. “The champions honoured in Stratford have ‘set the bar’ for others and are proof that environmental sustainability is achievable.”

Winners include:

Media Award:
Guy Crittenden
Solid Waste & Recycling magazine

Individual Recognition Award: Adult
Cathy’s Crawly Composters
Cathy Nesbitt

Waste Reduction Week: Participation Award
City of Barrie Environmental Services

Elementary/Secondary/Post Secondary School Awards:

Gold Winner
St. Mark School Mississauga

Silver Winner
Doncrest Public School Markham

Promotion Award:

Platinum Winner
The Toronto Board Of Trade
‘Can The Litter’

Gold Winner
City of Barrie ‘One Less Plastic Bag’
York Region Solid Waste Management ‘Yard Waste’

Not For Profit Organization Award:

Platinum Winner
Community Action Centre
Eaganville (Renfrew) Ontario
Maggie Fairfield

Gold Winners
Eco Source, Mississauga
Stack and Pack It, Stratford

Sustainable Technology Award:

Platinum Winner
Safety Kleen Canada

Gold Winner
Procter & Gamble

Bronze Winners
Hudson’s Bay Company
Dow Chemical Canada

Facility Management Award:

Platinum Winners
University Health Network
SNC Lavalin ProFac

Gold Winner
Markville Shopping Centre (Cadillac Fairview)

Silver Winner
Homewood Health Care

Bronze Winner
Broadview Apartments

Municipal Award:

Platinum Winners
Former Township of Hibbert (West Perth)
Township of Lucan-Biddulph

Gold Winners
Adelaide Metcalfe
Adjala Tosorontio
Bluewater Recycling
North Middlesex
Perth East
Perth South
Township of Southgate
Orillia

Silver Winners
Halton
Hanover
Middlesex Centre
Oil Springs
South Huron

Bronze Winners
Loyalist Township
Newmarket
Owen Sound
Ottawa
Simcoe
Whitby

Business Awards:

Platinum Winner
Hewlett Packard

Gold Winner
Fairmont Royal York

Silver Winners
Ford Motor Company
Greentec International
Dana Manufacturing
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Bronze Winners
Omron Dualtec Automotive
Hudson’s Bay Company]
Warren’s Imaging
Metroland Printing & Publishing
Toyota Canada
Janssen-Ortho

About the RCO:

The Recycling Council of Ontario is a not-for-profit organization with a 27 year history. Its mandate is to minimize society’s impact on the environment by eliminating waste. The RCO mission is to inform and educate about how waste is generated, how it can be avoided and the more efficient use of resources.

For more information about this year and next year’s awards, visit www.rco.on.ca or contact:

Jo-Anne St. Godard
Executive Director
Recycling Council of Ontario
416 675-2797 ext 1
Joanne@rco.on.ca


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