Casella Waste Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that Becton Dickinson Pharmaceutical Solutions (BD) was recently honored for their leadership in sustainability at its inaugural Casella Sustainability Leadership Award Ceremony.

BD was honored as the 2020 Recycling Champion for implementing an ambitious and successful recycling program.

“It gives us a sense of great pride to honor the entire BD Pharmaceuticals team for their leadership and outstanding work in advancing sustainability,” said John W. Casella, Chairman and CEO. “We hope that by bringing attention to their efforts, others will be inspired by their passion, commitment, and success.” 

BD was among 30 Casella customers, including municipalities, colleges and universities, industrial manufacturers, food and beverage producers, and others nominated for their efforts. Winners were chosen by a panel of Casella executives and sustainability experts, including True Zero Waste Advisors, who evaluated each nominee on several criteria.

We're very honored to have been considered for, and then to have received this recognition,” said Jamie Peterson, Environmental, Health, & Safety Leader at BD. “I am grateful to work for an organization that places high emphasis on being stewards of the environment and to not only want to do what is right for our business, but what is right for our community as well.

A sustainability leader in many different ways, BD is most especially recognized for its commitment to recycling glass, which has been its largest waste stream and is traditionally a very hard commodity to recycle. Over the course of the last seven years, BD has maintained a recycling rate over 93 percent, which is a reflection of its culture and commitment to sustainable practices at every level.

“We’ve spent more than 45 years working towards a more sustainable future, and as we strive to help our customers reach their sustainability goals it is an honor to recognize their collective efforts. The customers and communities we have the privilege of serving are leading the way and inspiring others to live and work more sustainability and that continues to be the most rewarding part of our work,” Casella said.

View all of the 2020 Casella Sustainable Leadership Award Winners