Sierra, Northstar lauded for reducing waste |

Sierra, Northstar lauded for reducing waste

Sierra-at-Tahoe and Northstar have been recognized by the California Waste Reduction Awards Program for their efforts to reduce waste and send less garbage to landfills.

Additionally, Northstar, which received its eighth consecutive WRAP award this year, was also honored as one of 10 California businesses to win the 2004 WRAP of the Year award.

“WRAP of the Year recognizes 10 of the best examples of waste reduction efforts,” said Piper Miguelgorry, WRAP Program Coordinator. “Northstar’s waste management model serves as a great example for the ski industry.”

Now in its 12th year, the WRAP awards honor businesses for cutting the amount of trash they produce, conserving resources, and reducing waste disposal in landfills. Miguelgorry said that WRAP evaluates a company’s plan for waste prevention, materials reuse, recycling, recycled product procurement, and employee education.

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In an effort to reduce the amount of solid waste sent to local landfills, Miguelgorry said Northstar renewed its commitment to reducing waste and recycling at its two main restaurant locations. Through reduced packaging, less food waste, increased recycling, and education of both employees and customers, Northstar saved $28,000 over a five-month period in waste hauling charges, saving tons of trash from the waste stream.

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