|Mayor Greg Ballard &
Scott Lutocka with award
Facilities manager Scott Lutocka is the driver behind the successful program that transformed their waste & recycling cost center into a profit center, improving the bottom line by $30,000. In a recent conversation, Scott commented that companies now bid for his plastic and at times he feels like a commodity broker.
It will be fun to work with on Scott on how Piazza's recycling practices may be refined, especially in the area of donating unsalable yet edible produce to shelters - challenges abound in the legal and logistical arenas.
|Will & Jenni Harris with
2011 GRACE Award
WOP is the only farm in the US with beef and poultry abattoirs on the property. Both abattoirs are zero waste and 40% of plant energy comes from on-site solar panels. A future ZWA Blog post will give details of the WOP amazing practices.
With zero waste achieved in the abattoirs, WOP is ready to address their wholesale and consumer protein packaging. Stay tuned as new Elemental Impact partners are ready to work with WOP on sustainable packaging exploration, research and implementation.
With honor, ZWZ welcome heroes Piazza Produce and White Oak Pastures to the National Zone!