The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) presented E.L. Harvey & Sons of Westborough, Mass., with a WasteWise "Endorser of the Year" award in recognition of the company's on-going efforts at promoting recycling and waste prevention to Massachusetts businesses.
"Since 1994, E.L. Harvey & Sons has been actively promoting the benefits of the WasteWise program to their customers," said MassDEP Commissioner Laurie Burt in a press release. "In 2009, they partnered with MassDEP to host a workshop on paper recycling, attracting business, industry and regional state governments. Their hospitality, company pride and commitment to fostering business recycling are commendable and very much appreciated."
Massachusetts WasteWise is a free, voluntary partnership program founded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assist businesses and organizations in implementing waste reduction and recycling programs. The national program, established in 1994, currently has over 2,000 members. Massachusetts partnered with EPA in 2002 and has over 150 member organizations in the Commonwealth.
"E.L. Harvey & Sons is proud to be a Waste Wise Endorser and to accept this award," said company Senior Vice President/Owner Ben Harvey in a press release. "E.L. Harvey & Sons has taken an active leadership role in promoting and supporting recycling initiatives and programs that foster partnerships between corporations, industry, and government. These partnerships aid in creating and fostering sustainable recycling programs within the Commonwealth and on the national level."