Reynolds Recycling names the 2011 Green Leaders
In an effort to recognize outstanding businesses,
groups and individuals in Hawaii who are protecting and preserving
our natural resources through recycling, Reynolds Recycling launched
its Annual Green Leaders Award Program in 2009 and has honored
such groups as the Outrigger Enterprise Group and the National
Kidney Foundation of Hawaii.
Now in its third year, Reynolds Recycling is honoring the Battleship
Missouri Memorial for its long standing and effective beverage
container recycling program. As a result of the non-profit memorial’s
efforts, over 13 tons of recyclable material have been diverted
from the waste stream, saving over 91 cubic yards of landfill
space since 2006 and collecting over 500,000 bottles and cans.
“The USS Missouri has always been on the front lines protecting
our country’s freedom, and they continue to protect and preserve
our natural resources and our way of life for future generations
through their ongoing commitment to recycling,” stated Terry
Telfer, president of Reynolds Recycling.
“Since expanding our beverage container recycling program in
2006, the Battleship Missouri Memorial has diverted virtually
an entire football field of plastic from Honolulu’s landfill,”
said Michael A. Carr, the memorial’s president and chief operating
“In a way, the Battleship Missouri Memorial is the ultimate expression
of reuse. The opening of the Battleship Missouri Memorial in
1999 represented the transformation of an 887’, 55,000-ton steel
battleship into an economic engine, employing more than 150 full
time and part time employees.”
Reynolds Recycling has paid out over $3 million to schools and
nonprofit organizations to help them raise much needed funds.