Skip to content

Zero Waste Awards & Trashed Film Screening

Hosted by the Utah Recycling Alliance (URA)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Brewvies Cinema Pub (677 South 200 West)

$5 admission includes one free drink ticket, two raffle tickets and an evening of entertainment! RSVP to the Facebook event.

Schedule of Events

6:00 p.m. Purchase ticket, grab a drink & mingle

6:45 p.m. Raffle, followed by Zero Waste Awards ceremony

7:00 p.m. Trashed film screening

Nominate Your Organization for a Zero Waste Award

Please submit a one page description of how your organization handles its waste, answering any specific questions listed under the award description. The more convincing facts and evidence you provide to back up your claims — the better.

Tell us:

  • What your waste stream consists of
  • How you divert materials
  • Any changes to purchasing practices that have impacted the waste you produce
  • Any creative ways to use or reuse materials, resulting in a reduction in the waste you send to the landfill
  • Who your end users are (i.e. where your materials go)

Please present evidence documenting your diversion rate using weight or volume measurements.

Include the following with your submission:

  • Organization name
  • Contact person at organization
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Which award you would like to be considered for (descriptions below).

Award Descriptions

Zero Waste or PDC (Pretty Darn Close) – This award is presented to an organization or business which has achieved a 90% or above diversion rate. Documentation is key for this one.

Zero to Zero – This award is presented to the organization or business which has made the most progress over the last year or so. If you didn’t have a recycling program in place (not even collecting aluminum cans for the Boy Scouts) and have since started an exemplary recycling program this award could be for you. Tell us where you started and what you have achieved. We don’t expect you to be at Zero Waste but moving in that direction.

Innovative Path to Zero – This award is presented to the organization which is actively moving towards zero waste, and has taken an innovative approach in repurposing materials, or has uncovered unique end-users for a particular waste stream.

A panel of independent judges will evaluate each of the entries and determine the award recipients.

All submissions must be sent to by October 30, 2013.


One Comment Post a comment
  1. Reblogged this on sustainableUTAH.

    October 17, 2013

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: