The Walsh Group Wins 2013 Sustainability Circle of Excellence Award
In total, the winning companies put over 90 thousand tons of materials to reuse and achieved a 70 percent diversion rate. To know these precise calculations, as well as the impact their construction projects had on the environment, all used Waste Management's Diversion and Recycling Tracking Tool (DART®), an online application that calculates the amount of waste - as well as the different types of waste - being diverted from the landfill.
Information is updated daily with accurate recycling totals. The tool can then convert those numbers into environmental statistics, such as the equivalent amount of greenhouse emissions a project avoided. The information DART® provides is used by some of the nation's top builders to achieve LEED® certification.
"Congratulations to each company for their outstanding environmental performance," said David Steiner, president & CEO for Waste Management. "We look forward to tracking these benchmarks in the future, since they represent a shared commitment to diversion, recycling and sound environmental practices."
"We want to serve our customers better than anyone in the industry and the DART® tool is helping us do that," said Jane Sumner, vice president overseeing construction services for Waste Management.