Rubicon Teams Up With Wharton IGEL and Goodr To Launch Inaugural Waste Fit Champions Awards

— Waste Fit Champions will be recognized at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’18 Conference in October —

Atlanta, GA (August 15, 2018) – Rubicon, a leader in providing waste, recycling, and smart city solutions to businesses and governments, today announced it has teamed with Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) and Goodr to recognize the best sustainable business leaders that are “slimming down” on waste at their respective organizations.

These “Waste Fit Champions” will be recognized at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics event in Philadelphia, October 29-31. Executives from Rubicon, Wharton IGEL, and Goodr will judge the entries.

“We continue to be inspired by companies that are taking measurable steps to solve waste reduction challenges with circular economy best practices, like the RUBICONMethod which gives companies a step by step guide to achieving successful recycling and waste reduction,” said David Rachelson, Vice President, Sustainability for Rubicon. “We look forward to collaborating with Wharton and Goodr to help recognize companies that are driving the effort to reduce waste, implement recycling programs or kick-off sustainable material management programs that return revenue and attract purpose minded customers.”

“We have had a tremendous relationship with Rubicon over the years as we have similar views on sustainability and the future of our planet, with business as a leading force for good,” said Joanne Spigonardo, Senior Associate Director of Business Development for Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL). “Sustainability and environmental impact have to be a collaborative approach and we are thrilled to be working with both Goodr and Rubicon on identifying which companies and individuals are leading the charge for a better world.”

“Efforts around sustainability and environmental awareness, in large part, are around having the infrastructure and solutions in place to enable effective recycling and impactful results,” said Jasmine Crowe, CEO of Goodr.  “The foundational elements of Goodr are trying to address the food supply chain problems so that wasted food may instead go to the stomachs of the food insecure, so this Waste Fit Champion contest fits in perfectly with the mission of our company, and we could not be more proud to be working with Rubicon and Wharton on this project.”

The submission process for Waste Fit Champions will begin on August 15 and continue through September 30.

Waste Fit submissions can be made online at https://www.rubicon.com/wastefit-contest/

Full Terms and Conditions can be found at https://www.rubicon.com/wastefit-promotion-terms-conditions/

Held at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, Sustainable Brands New Metrics ’18 Conference will explore the newest data on notable sustainability trends, investigate new ROI studies, analyze tools for impact assessment in the supply chain, and discover new links between sustainability performance and stock performance.

About Rubicon

Rubicon is a technology company that provides waste, recycling, and smart city solutions to businesses and governments worldwide. It develops and deploys a full suite of cloud-based solutions to help its customers and network of independent waste haulers work towards more sustainable waste and recycling practices, uncover cost savings, and improve operations through data analytics. Using its proprietary technology platform, Rubicon helps its partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute on their sustainability goals, always with an eye towards those solutions that have long-term economic viability. The company has over 1,000,000 service locations worldwide, is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and has core teams in New York City and San Francisco. Rubicon is a Certified B Corporation and was named a Great Place to Work™ in 2018. Learn more at www.RubiconGlobal.com.

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