Bentley Prince Street Inc. has been named a 2011 Waste Reduction Award Program (WRAP) winner by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). CalRecycle selected each winner based on its reported waste prevention, recycling and composting, procurement and educational activities. Since the inception of WRAP in 1993, Bentley Prince Street has won the award a total of eleven times, and consecutively since 2003, for its waste reduction programs.
“Receiving the WRAP award for eleven years is an honor we take very seriously,” said Anthony Minite, president of Bentley Prince Street. “We are a proud California company that cares deeply about preserving our state’s natural resources. This award is thrilling for every one of our associates whose commitment is essential to our moving closer toward our Mission Zero promise.”
Bentley Prince Street engages associates, customers and vendors through a variety of different programs. One popular internal recycling and composting program is a monthly dumpster dive, which involves associates who volunteer to dig through trash to retrieve recyclables. The company’s ReEntry 2.0 carpet reclamation program ensures that post consumer carpet is reused or recycled rather than discarded. Bentley Prince Street also practices environmentally preferable purchasing and works to educate its customers on best practices for buying truly green products.
“We have been committed to responsible manufacturing since 1994 and are very proud of the milestones we’ve hit since then,” noted Kimbrely Matsoukas, sustainability manager for Bentley Prince Street. “The Waste Reduction Award celebrates our commitment and each and every associate who helps us go over and above our waste reduction goals.”
Bentley Prince Street’s focus on environmentally responsible practices has resulted in $230,000 in recycling revenue, $57,000 in cost savings and 927 tons of waste diversion last year. Together, this year’s WRAP honorees have diverted more than 2.3 million tons of material from landfills and recorded more than $200 million in cost savings from their waste reduction efforts. Other WRAP honorees include Apple, Google, Samsung, San Diego Padres Petco Park, Toyota, Yahoo! and Waste Management. To view a full list of winners visit CalRecyle’s website.