WasteCap Nebraska held their annual Sustainability Summit Awards, and this year, First Star was honored as the 2013 Recycler of the Year.
The Recycler of the Year Award is presented to "a service provider that has shown innovation in making recycling more accessible to end-users and in developing new markets for previously hard-to-recycle materials. The recipient employs the highest possible standards for responsible materials handling."
October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and to help in their mission to help individuals with disabilities get back to work, Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation is accepting gently used business clothing.
Take a look at their flyer for more details: Business Clothing Drive 2013
Our sales team played a great game at Keep Nebraska Beautiful's 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament and brought back the traveling trophy! Keep Nebraska Beautiful is a nonprofit dedicated to environmental programs for litter prevention, recycling, and beautification/community improvement. This tournament is their only major fundraiser, and the proceeds help support their many programs. We are happy to be involved with such a great event!
Check out this year's champions
Omaha was one of the first communities to begin recycling cartons.
Check out First Star's CEO on the Carton Council's "Faces of 40"
Each year for the Green Bellevue Earth Day Celebration, Green Bellevue recognizes members of the local community. "The Environment Champion Award is given to those who demonstrated outstanding work in promotion of sustainable, green practices."
Dale Gubbels, founder and CEO of First Star Recycling, will be presented with the certificate at the Leadership Bellevue Tour on October 9, 2013.
Click here for the list of Environment Champions
First Star was mentioned in article from the UNO College of Business Administration's 2011-2012 "Year In Review" magazine.
In May, business students in the business sustainability club Green Basis took a tour of our recycling plant. Not only do they now have a better understanding of the recycling process, but we also discussed the various benefits to businesses diverting their waste from the landfill.
You can read the article here.
First Star Recycling has been working with Bellevue Public Schools to implement a single-stream recycling program at their two high schools, three middle schools, and fifteen elementary schools!
See the article in the Omaha World Herald for more information:
Now there are even less items that will end up in a landfill. First Star Recycling is able to collect clamshell and other thermoform plastic containers with other mixed recyclables. We had fun making the announcement with Mayor Jim Suttle and UNO's mascot Durango.
Read more in the Omaha By Design article.
First Star Recycling's, Lee Cornell, Director of Mill Sales, spoke at the 2011 Paper and Recycling Conference October 22, 2011. Lee presented on the opportunities and challenges of a paper recycler adding plastics to its recycling mix.
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