DUPONT NUTRITION USA NAMED ORGANICS RECOVERY CHAMPION
Casella Waste Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that DuPont Nutrition USA was recently honored for their leadership in sustainability at the inaugural Casella Sustainability Leadership Award Ceremony.
DuPont Nutrition was honored as the 2020 Organics Recovery Champion for implementing a successful recovery program for food, beverages, and other organic materials.
“It gives us a sense of great pride to honor the entire DuPont Nutrition 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.”
DuPont 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 value the partnership with Casella in handling the byproduct from our Carrageenan production, said Ben Whitney, DuPont’s Plant Manager in Rockland, Maine. “In terms of sustainability, you need valued partners, you need ways to repurpose your materials, and you need to be good stewards of the environment. It’s nice to be able to run a sustainable business here in Maine.”
DuPont generates around 25,000 tons a unique organic byproduct called Algefiber, each year. Because the material is rich in organic matter, magnesium, and lime value, it is great for improving soil and enhancing crop yields. DuPont's commitment to sustainability through innovation, safety and community engagement, has eliminated that waste material from ending up in a landfill and allowed Casella to find a higher and better use for it that helps local farmers and soil blenders improve Maine's soil.
“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.