OAKLEAF, a leading provider of sustainable waste logistics and recycling solutions, is sharing The Pepsi Bottling Group’s successes with recycling and waste diversion during an online webinar Thursday, July 23, 2009 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Eastern Time.
The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) is an OAKLEAF client and the world’s largest manufacturer, seller and distributor of Pepsi-Cola beverages which produces some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands. With approximately 70,000 employees PBG generates nearly $14 billion in annual sales.
The webinar, entitled “Zero Waste…One Solution,” will demonstrate how waste reduction can change from a cost center to a profit center via recycling and waste diversion. Progress toward PBG’s goal of zero waste is being realized through installation of a standardized program for recycling and diversion.
“OAKLEAF recognizes that all waste stream solutions must be operationally and economically feasible for businesses, and we are pleased the programs rolled out within The Pepsi Bottling Group are producing the intended results,” said Stephen Caruso, Senior Vice President of Vendor Relations and Procurement at OAKLEAF and head of the Zero Waste Team.
Attendees of the webinar, “Zero Waste…One Solution,” will learn how initiating zero waste efforts at their own facilities can demonstrate leadership in sustainability and provide bottom line improvements. Panelists will review the processes used at select sites within PBG that reduced the amount of waste going to the landfill by as much 68%.
“The ultimate goal for us is to drive toward zero waste. We want essentially less than 1% of any waste we generate to go into a landfill,” said Kevin Winston, Regional Environmental Manager at The Pepsi Bottling Group. Winston added, “You have to keep in mind it’s a journey not a destination. So you have to focus on your highest value, highest volume commodities first to maximize your effectiveness in waste reduction.”
Register for the Zero Waste…One Solution webinar by following the "Register for Webinar" link at the bottom of this page.
OAKLEAF (oakleafwaste.com), founded in 1995, is a leader in providing sustainable waste logistics and recycling solutions for a broad base of multi-location retail, restaurant, hotel, manufacturing, property management and mall clients including The Pepsi Bottling Group, Sears/Kmart, General Electric, United Technologies, Camden Property Trust, CVS, P.F. Chang’s and many more. As the most rapidly growing waste outsourcing company in the nation with operations throughout the United States and Canada, an employee base of more than 750 employees, and a nationwide network of over 5,000 certified haulers, recyclers, and waste diversion experts, OAKLEAF provides services to over 100,000 locations throughout North America. OAKLEAF is backed by New Mountain Capital which provides significant financial and strategic resources to help continue OAKLEAF’s strong growth and superior service to its customers. OAKLEAF has been recognized twelve times since 2001 by Inc. Magazine, including being named five times to the Inc. 500 List (now the Inc. 5000 List) and being recognized seven times by ICIC, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. Subsidiary operations include Valet Waste (doorstep trash pickup for multifamily communities), IEM (mall and shopping center services), WasteLess Environmental Services (waste logistics solutions for Canadian companies), and Greenleaf Compaction (equipment rentals, leasing and maintenance). OAKLEAF is also the exclusive provider of dumpster services for The Home Depot Dumpster Rentals.
About New Mountain Capital
New Mountain Capital (newmountaincapital.com) is a New York-based private equity firm investing for long-term capital appreciation through direct investment in growth equity transactions, leveraged acquisitions and management buyouts. The firm manages private equity and public equity capital with aggregate assets under management totaling more than $8.5 billion. New Mountain seeks out the highest-quality growth leaders in carefully selected industry sectors, and then works intensively with management to build the value of these companies.