Cox Enterprises, Inc., a privately held American conglomerate based in Atlanta, has set a goal to send zero waste to landfill by 2024 through its Cox Conserves sustainability program. And recently, the company was recognized by the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) and the Georgia Recycling Coalition for its waste management initiative at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s (AJC) printing facility.
With the help of Cox, AJC’s printing plant is the nation’s first newspaper press to receive the U.S. Zero waste Business Council’s Gold Level certification. By recycling, reusing, composting and reducing materials usage, the plant diverts nearly 99 percent of its waste from landfill or incineration.
Additionally, Cox was recently honored with Georgia Recycling Coalition’s Spirit of Green award in the Outstanding Corporate Leader category and both Cox and AJC were presented with MAC’s E3 award in the Clean Tech Innovation category.
“The E3 Awards are our opportunity to shine a spotlight on the companies, organizations and individuals who are working to enhance a clean and sustainable environment, which inevitably leads to business growth. MAC has an interest in promoting these individual efforts because they are directly impacting our region’s quality of life, economic development and livability,” says Dave Williams, vice president of infrastructure and government affairs at the Metro Atlanta Chamber, in a press release.