Meet the 2014 Leader Award Winners

On October 8, 2014 the Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation hosted its annual meeting at the Minneapolis Hilton Hotel. This event focused on highlighting the partnerships MWWF has formed with businesses and counties alike, and encouraged attendees to initiate similar relationships. Two organizations were presented with the 2014 Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation Leader Award. They are as follows:

SappiII_289x193Sappi Fine Paper

In 2013, Sappi Find Paper…

  • Saves an estimated $3.5 million annually through energy efficiency programs
  • Recycled more than 1,000,000 pounds of combustible derived fuel (CDF)
  • Doubled can, bottle and glass recycling through new single sort recycling system
  • Operates numerous materials reuse programs for industrial byproducts such as organic de-gritter material and lime mud

Murphy_289x193Murphy Warehouse Company

  • Murphy is certified under LEED, ENERGY STAR, and ISO 9001 and 14001 sustainability standards
  • Solar panels installed in 2010 has saved the company $20,000 in annual energy costs
  • Fleet improvements have reduced fuel costs by 10% which is equivalent to 17,860 trucks being removed from the road
  • Storm water management improvements has slashed irrigation costs by more than $140,000 per year

Congratulations to the 2014 Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation Leader Award Winners.