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.”
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Individual Recognition Award: Adult
Cathy’s Crawly Composters
Waste Reduction Week: Participation Award
City of Barrie Environmental Services
Elementary/Secondary/Post Secondary School Awards:
St. Mark School Mississauga
Doncrest Public School Markham
The Toronto Board Of Trade
‘Can The Litter’
City of Barrie ‘One Less Plastic Bag’
York Region Solid Waste Management ‘Yard Waste’
Not For Profit Organization Award:
Community Action Centre
Eaganville (Renfrew) Ontario
Eco Source, Mississauga
Stack and Pack It, Stratford
Sustainable Technology Award:
Safety Kleen Canada
Procter & Gamble
Hudson’s Bay Company
Dow Chemical Canada
Facility Management Award:
University Health Network
SNC Lavalin ProFac
Markville Shopping Centre (Cadillac Fairview)
Homewood Health Care
Former Township of Hibbert (West Perth)
Township of Lucan-Biddulph
Township of Southgate
Fairmont Royal York
Ford Motor Company
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Omron Dualtec Automotive
Hudson’s Bay Company]
Metroland Printing & Publishing
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
Recycling Council of Ontario
416 675-2797 ext 1