Sonoco Recycling honors North Carolina city for recycling achievements

Durham, N.C., collects more than 1,000 tons of recyclables per month.

April 8, 2014
Recycling Today Staff

Sonoco Recycling LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the packaging company Sonoco, headquartered in Hartsville, S.C., has named the city of Durham, N.C., a bronze-tier Sonoco Sustainability Star Award winner for significant recycling achievements. The city was recently named a Top 10 Recycling Community by Energy Digital http://www.energydigital.com/.

Rodger Fuller, group vice president of Sonoco Recycling, says, "This is the fourth time the City of Durham has been recognized for its recycling programs as a top recycling community. We're honored to have helped them reach this milestone in their recycling journey and are pleased to present them with a much-deserved sustainability star award."

Currently, Sonoco Recycling processes more than 1,000 tons per month of material from Durham. Additionally, the city sponsors between three-four electronic scrap and shredding events each year.
The Sustainability Star Award program is composed of three tiers:
 

  • Gold Star Awards, which recognize facilities that have achieved 99 percent landfill diversion;
  • Silver Star Recognition, which is awarded to facilities achieving 95 percent landfill diversion; and
  • Bronze Awards, recognizing facilities and programs that have made significant waste reduction achievements.

Past Winners of Sonoco’s Sustainability Star Award include:

Gold

  • Boeing South Carolina, North Charleston, S.C.
  • Cascades Sonoco, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Fruit of the Loom, Palmetto Distribution Center, Summerville, S.C.
  • Kraft Foods, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Kraft Foods, LeHigh Valley, Pa.
  • Kraft Foods, Suffolk, Va.
  • P&G, Auburn, Maine
  • Sonoco Display and Packaging, Rural Hall, S.C.
  • Sonoco Display and Packaging, York, Pa.
  • Sonoco Rigid Paper and Closures, West Chicago, Ill.
  • Unilever, Suffolk, Va.
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Opp, Ala.
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Cap de la Madeleine, Quebec
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Delta, British Columbia
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, West Chicago, Ill.
  • Sonoco Plastics, Hanover, Pa.


Silver

  • Sonoco Display and Packaging, Winston Salem, N.C.  
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Neenah, Wis.
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Hartsville, S.C.
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Elon, N.C.
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Robesonia, Pa.
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Pittsfield, Maine
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Akron, Ind.
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Morganfield, Ky.
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Berthoud, Colo.
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Boone, Iowa
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, City of Industry, Calif.
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Lewiston, Idaho
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, Woodland, Wash.
  • Sonoco Tubes and Cores, St. John, Neb.


Bronze

  • Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) Annual Event, Charleston, S.C., commercial customers.