SAN JOSE, Calif., March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Device Technology, Inc.® (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI) has been recognized by the City of San Jose for going "above and beyond" in adopting and implementing a zero-waste program. At a recent City Council meeting, Mayor Sam Liccardo, council member Ash Kalra and the other council members issued a commendation to IDT for supporting the city's zero-waste goal "through its leadership in recycling and diversion efforts."
IDT instituted a "Wet and Dry" waste management program at its San Jose headquarters in January 2015. Under the simple program, there are only two types of bins—wet bins for all compostable material, and dry bins for all recyclables and landfill material. Since implementing the program, the company has dramatically reduced food waste contamination in the recycling bins and achieved more than 20 percent increase in the compost rate.
"I am grateful for IDT's investments in San Jose, and the jobs the company has generated at its headquarters in the Edenvale Technology Park," Liccardo said. "IDT's zero-waste program is a great example of how our city's many tech employers and innovators are doing their part to help us achieve our Green Vision goals."
"We studied various options and determined the Wet and Dry program would be the most effective in meeting our goals--streamlining recycling, reducing food waste contamination in the recycling bins, and encouraging composting—while keeping it simple for our employees," said Sailesh Chittipeddi, IDT's chief technology officer and vice president of global operations. "We appreciate the city's recognition as well as the cooperation and support from employees at our San Jose campus."
"IDT has set a great example of how our corporate citizens can support the city's Zero Waste Strategic Plan and Green Vision Initiative," Kalra said. "The city extends its thanks and appreciation for IDT's commitment to the environment."
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers' applications. IDT's market-leading products in RF, timing, wireless power transfer, serial switching, interfaces, and sensing solutions are among the company's broad array of complete mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing, consumer, automotive and industrial segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing, sales facilities and distribution partners throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol "IDTI." Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com. Follow IDT on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.
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