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StopWaste Recognizes 2018 Business Efficiency Award Winners

June 28, 2018

Five Alameda County Companies Celebrated for Waste Reduction Excellence


Oakland, CA—At a recognition event yesterday, StopWaste acknowledged the recipients of the 2018 StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards, given for outstanding achievements in waste reduction.

StopWaste Executive Director Wendy Sommer praised the award winners for their achievements. “These businesses are ahead of their industries in diverting and reducing waste. Several of the awardees are looking beyond recycling and composting and are taking voluntary actions to reduce waste by using reusables, innovative technologies, and employee engagement,” Sommer said.

The winners—five companies from around Alameda County—represent a wide range of industries and were selected for their leadership in waste prevention, recycling, and composting:

Excellence in Recycling & Composting

  • Redwood Surgery Center (Castro Valley)
  • Ruby King Bakery (Oakland)

Excellence in Waste Prevention & Reuse

  • Checkers Catering and Special Events (Livermore)
  • New Parkway Theater (Oakland)
  • Pixar Animation Studios (Emeryville)

“We are truly impressed with our local businesses that are rethinking waste to blaze a path for others. With our 2018 awards, we salute forward-thinking businesses and hope to inspire others to follow in their footsteps preventing waste and gaining efficiency,” Sommer applauded.

More information about each awardee’s achievements is available here.


Media contact:  Michelle Fay