The purpose of Race for Zero Waste is to stimulate commercial recycling through a national competition that establishes upgraded recycling programs, increases recycling rates for existing programs, and provides employees/program participants with educational opportunities about waste reduction. Businesses currently have the largest waste output and also pay the most for waste removal. Inconsistent labeling and recycling program information causes companies to lose profit from the recyclables that are being generated. It also leads to confusion among recyclers that can result in a lack of program participation. Through the Race for Zero Waste competition, we aim to motivate companies and their employees to enhance their recycling efforts and adopt sustainable behaviors.
Our exciting new competition helps companies make a positive impact by establishing upgraded recycling programs, increasing recycling rates, and providing employees with educational opportunities about waste reduction.
Rules & Procedures
ALL monthly data will need to be submitted to Green Purpose for review by the 10th of each month (December data turned in by Jan. 10th, 2015, etc.). The last month of activity, March 2015, will need to be submitted by April 10th at THE LATEST.
The contest officially began on November 15th, 2014 and ends on April 1st, 2015. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on April 22, 2015. The winner will receive a Green Purpose Seal of Approval and will be promoted in a monthlong campaign.