Georgia Recycling Coalition Announces 2016 Spirit of Green Awards

09/26/2016

ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Recycling Coalition (GRC) honored five entities at its 25th annual conference in St. Simon's Island, Georgia. The Spirit of Green Awards is in its tenth year of annually recognizing excellence in recycling and waste reduction in Georgia. The 2016 categories/winners include:

?Environmental Stewardship ?
USAgain, LLC-Atlanta
Individual or Organization whose actions sustain the recycling industry's viability

?Outstanding Government/Community Program?
CHaRM Atlanta
Local programs that exemplify comprehensive and sustainable components and practices in recycling and waste reduction

?Outstanding Corporate Leader?
Cox Enterprises
Businesses that have implemented exemplary waste reduction/recycling programs for their industry

?New Member of the Year ?
Karen Byrd, Caraustar Recycling
"Rookie of the year" new member who has brought leadership & innovation to the organization

?Innovation Award ?
Livable Buckhead
Program or Individual developing original, unique, and potentially model programs or projects

The Georgia Recycling Coalition (GRC) is the 501 c 3 state recycling organization in Georgia. Its mission is to promote & enhance waste reduction and recycling programs & activities in the state. It is comprised of members representing all sectors of the recycling industry. GRC was awarded the Recycling Coalition of the Year for 2008 by the National Recycling Coalition. Atlanta Magazine recognized the Georgia Recycling Coalition and its EcoVille website in the Best of Atlanta December 2009 issue for best Eco Service in its "Thrive" category.  In 2011, GRC celebrated its 20th Anniversary and in March 2012 was honored with the Green Reach Award by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in its 2012 Environmental Awards. GRC was a finalist in the Metro Atlanta Chamber's 2013 E3 Awards in the Making the Connections category. GRC was featured in the August 2013 issue of Georgia Trend Magazine in an article entitled "Treasure, Not Trash", and in the March 2015 issue of Resource Recycling magazine for its Measure Georgia campaign.

SOURCE The Georgia Recycling Coalition

For further information: Gloria Hardegree, Executive Director (404) 634-3095

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