Congratulations to the 2017 Award Winners!
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About Ellen Martin, Vice President for Impact and Strategic Initiatives
As Vice President for Impact and Strategic Initiatives, Ellen tracks progress and impact of the Closed Loop portfolio and generates actionable insights for investors, municipalities, and industry. In 2017, she will lead an industry-wide study on the capital landscape for circular infrastructure in the US.
Prior to joining Closed Loop Partners, she was a strategy consultant and partnerships director with FSG, the social impact consulting firm co-founded by Harvard economist Michael Porter. Her clients included major corporations, foundations, governments, and nonprofits. During this time, she led the research team behind Fortune’s inaugural “Change the World” list, featuring $1Bn+ companies addressing global challenges through profitable business models.
Thank You To Our Sponsors
B&R Stores, Inc., Super Saver & Russ’s Market, Eco-Cycle International, Firstar Fiber, Frito-Lay, Inc., Lincoln Electric System, Mid-America Recycling, Nebraska Innovation Campus, Papillion Sanitation, State Farm Insurance, Union Bank & Trust Co.
Becton Dickinson & Company-Medical, Tyler Mainquist, CFP®, Central States Reprocessing, Engineering Solutions & Design, Inc., George Witt Service, Inc., Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc., Grafton & Associates, P.C., G.N. Kuhn Engineering, HDR, Hofeling Enterprises, Inc., Inspro Insurance, Integrated Recycling, Lincoln Plastics, Nebraska Public Power District, Prairieland Dairy, LLC., Jane Raybould, Lincoln City Council, Soil Dynamics – Gretna Sanitation, SWANA Nebraska, Solid Waste Equipment Co., St. Vincent DePaul Stores
THANK YOU TO OUR VENDORS
Ripple Glass provides glass recycling services to cities and businesses for waste glass by providing more locations to drop off and then processing the glass locally. Local and regional businesses are using it to make fiberglass insulation and new glass bottles.
Green Ox Pallet Technology
Green Ox Pallet Technology provides a cost-effective, viable alternative to wood and plastic pallets. And, unlike traditional pallets, our technology allows companies to achieve savings while reducing their environmental footprint. Green Ox Pallet Technology sells green, corrugated pallets worldwide.
Be it Front-Load, Rear-Load, Roll-Offs or Recycling, we have containers that fit any need in a variety of colors. Founded in the early 1970s, Jim Gregory made his first rear-load containers “a little heavier” at a local hauler’s request. 40 years later, Gregory is still making some of the most durable, heavy-duty containers on the market.
Lifespan is a R2 certified electronics recycling vendor in Nebraska, providing full IT Asset Disposition services to companies throughout the state and North America. We are also NAID AAA certified for secure electronic data destruction.
New Horizons Environmental, LLC
New Horizons Environmental, LLC has over 100 years of combined experience in environmental contracting and consulting along with demolition. New Horizons provides personalized, solution-driven consulting strategies to assist clients in effectively addressing their needs. New Horizons can turnkey a project from initial inspections to performing any needed remediation or demolition and providing support and any required documentation along the way.
The City of Lincoln’s Comprehensive Recycling Program is a new three-year community-wide recycling initiative. The Program goals are to increase Lincoln’s recycling rate and help businesses and residents comply with a new landfill ban on corrugated cardboard, starting April 1, 2018. This unique program is integrated with the City’s current recycling efforts (recycle.lincoln.ne.gov) and will provide residents and businesses with a diversity of educational resources and opportunities to get down and dirty with Lincoln’s waste and recycling.
Aqua Systems provides water treatment equipment, point of use water coolers and ice machines, and outdoor mobile water stations.
The Retrofit Companies, Inc.
The Retrofit Companies, Inc. develops and implements customized energy-efficient lighting and environmental solutions for businesses. Since 1992, they have been reducing energy and ensuring compliance and proper handling of regulated wastes for businesses across the U.S.
Mil-tek Central Reycling & Waste Solutions LLC
Mil-tek Central specializes in small footprint, pneumatic equipment for recycling and waste compaction. Our line-up of unique equipment includes multiple sizes of balers, mobile waste compactors, can crushers and EPS densifiers.