CROFTON, Md., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The EPS Industry Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Excellence in EPS Recycling Award. EPS-IA created the Excellence in EPS Recycling Award to formally acknowledge the outstanding efforts of recyclers of expanded polystyrene (EPS), commonly called Styrofoam.
This award is intended to encourage members of the EPS recycling community to continuously strive for greater achievement, while raising public awareness of their work and EPS recycling in general. The 2013 award saw many submissions from a variety of innovative companies and organizations and was ultimately presented to Dart Container, which has had significant success in campaigning for local EPS recycling collection, notably in Los Angeles. Other nominees such as Whirlpool, Nutrisystem, and the City of Baltimore received honorable mention.
Professionals from many different fields related to the EPS recycling industry will judge the contenders. The judges for this year's award are Nina Goodrich, Executive Director of GreenBlue, Brenda Pulley, Senior Vice President of Recycling for Keep America Beautiful, Patty Moore, President & CEO of Moore Recycling Associates Inc., and Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Director of Packaging Digest.
Each individual company or entity will be judged on achievements in new program developments or existing program improvements that significantly improve EPS recycling, innovations in recycling that show exemplary results in material processing efficiencies, and improvements to existing technology or developments of new technology that expand EPS recycling efforts. Each category has specific evaluation criteria that will be weighted to equalize submissions from big and small companies or organizations allowing them to compete on a level playing field.
Nominations are welcome from the public and private sectors, businesses, industry, schools, government and non-profit agencies, civic or volunteer organizations and individuals. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Nominations can be submitted through the EPS-IA website at www.epsindustry.org, and must be received by December 20th, 2013. The award will be presented to the winner at the 2014 EPS EXPO in March.
For more information contact Diana Gentilcore, Managing Director for Advocacy, through email at [email protected] or by phone at 800-607-3772.
SOURCE EPS Industry Alliance