Rand-Whitney Recycling's TSWM Program with the USPS Wins Prestigious White House Award
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rand-Whitney Recycling's Total
Solid Waste Management (TSWM) Program with the United States Postal Service
(USPS) won a 2007 White House Closing The Circle award. The award was presented
by the Federal Environmental Executive at a White House ceremony on June 12,
2007 and recognizes government facilities and programs for leadership in
The TSWM program with the USPS was the sole Closing The Circle award winner
in the civilian recycling category and one of 17 total honorees in 2007.
ABOUT TOTAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT:
The TSWM program is an integrated, large-scale environmental program that
removes recyclables from the trash stream. It differs from conventional single
location recycling efforts by providing a comprehensive program for a large
geographic area that involves all major types of recyclables. It uses the power
of existing transportation networks to increase the volume, recovery rate and
sale price of recyclables, and, by removing them from the trash, it reduces
landfill volume and trash disposal costs.