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Program Success Shines Brightly in April

A number of Re-TRAC Connect programs were featured in the news last month. Here’s the recap:

Ontario Waste Management Association looks to close the data gap

How do I stack up against the rest of the sector? How do I determine our baseline in order to measure success or failure?

These are some of the questions that Rob Cook, CEO of the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA), set out to answer with the help of Re-TRAC Connect. He determined that the first step towards assisting his member organizations in answering these questions is to start with province-wide data collection from landfills. OWMA aims to expand the program to other facilities by the end of this year. Rob Cook was recently profiled in the Solid Waste & Recycling news.

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4.5 Million Students Recycle and Compost 80.1 Million Pounds in 2015 RecycleMania Tournament

Antioch University Seattle of Washington State was crowned, for the second year in a row, as Grand Champion of RecycleMania with a recycling rate of 96%. Colleges and universities competing in RecycleMania are ranked according to how much recycling, trash, and food waste they collect over a two month period. Results are reported weekly throughout the competition using Re-TRAC Connect. The competition celebrated it’s 15th anniversary and nearly 400 schools across the U.S. participated in 2015.

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Whole Foods Market in Marietta, GA Recognized by the EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Whole Foods Market in Marietta, Georgia last month and presented them with an Outstanding Achievement in Food Waste Prevention and Diversion award. The store achieved a diversion rate of 85% which means that they diverted 85% of the food that would normally be disposed. In addition to their participation in the Food Recovery Challenge, the store also is a Wastewise Participant. Both programs are voluntary and free to join in Re-TRAC Connect.

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