Strong business partners since 2003, WEG and U-Pak have worked closely together to fine-tune WEG’s recycling efforts and explore new ways to increase its diversion rates.
An estimated 1,200 tonnes per year of material is being diverted from WEG facilities to recycling streams that would have otherwise been sent to landfill as waste. WEG’s diversion rates have been climbing steadily since 2003 and are on track to reach approximately 92% in 2008 with the inclusion of its manure and wood shavings diversion programs.
The Recycle Council of Ontario, at the 2008 Ontario Waste Minimization Awards honoured WEG with the Silver Award in the Facilities category in recognition of excellence and commitment to a sustainable environment.
“WEG is very proud of its partnership with U-Pak and the significant milestones that have been achieved with respect to environmental stewardship a key corporate business strategy said Jane Holmes, vice president of corporate affairs. “WEG is recognized as a leader in the horse racing industry and strives to be a leading edge corporation when it comes to the preservation of the environment.”