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Groups Partner to Launch Waste Fit Champions Awards

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Rubicon Global has partnered with Wharton IGEL and Goodr to recognize the best sustainable business leaders.

Rubicon Global has teamed with Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) and Goodr to recognize the best sustainable business leaders that are “slimming down” on waste at their respective organizations.

“We continue to be inspired by companies that are taking measurable steps to solving waste reduction challenges with circular economy best practices, like the RUBICONMethod that gives companies a step-by-step guide to achieving successful recycling and waste reduction,” said David Rachelson, vice president of sustainability for Rubicon Global, in a statement. “We look forward to collaborating with Wharton and Goodr to help recognize companies that are driving the effort to reduce waste, implement recycling programs or kick off sustainable material management programs that return revenue and attract purpose-minded customers.”  

These “Waste Fit Champions” will be recognized at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics event in Philadelphia from October 29-31. Executives from Rubicon, Wharton IGEL and Goodr will judge the entries. 

“We have had a tremendous relationship with Rubicon over the years as we have similar views on sustainability and the future of our planet, with business as a leading force for good,” said Joanne Spigonardo, senior associate director of business development for Wharton’s IGEL, in a statement. “Sustainability and environmental impact has to be a collaborative approach, and we are thrilled to be working with both Goodr and Rubicon on identifying which companies and individuals are leading the charge for a better world.”   

“Efforts around sustainability and environmental awareness, in large part, are around having the infrastructure and solutions in place to enable effective recycling and impactful results,” added Jasmine Crowe, CEO of Goodr, in a statement. “The foundational elements of Goodr are trying to address the food supply chain problems so that wasted food may instead go to the stomachs of the food insecure, so this Waste Fit Champion contest fits in perfectly with the mission of our company, and we could not be more proud to be working with Rubicon and Wharton on this project.” 

The submission process for Waste Fit Champions began August 15 and will continue through September 30.

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