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Publix Recognized As Best Overall Recycling Champion


The Florida Recycling Partnership Foundation has recognized Lakeland, Florida-based Publix Super Markets on its list of 2022 Recycling Champions, awarding the company Best Overall.

Publix was recognized for its commitment across the company to recycling education, including its plastic bag recycling campaign, to educate customers and its internal Green Routine program which encourages employees to make sustainable choices.

Through efforts like these, Publix recycled more than 615 million pounds of cardboard and more than 21 million pounds of soft plastics in 2021.

“Publix remains committed to being responsible citizens in our communities, which includes caring for the environment,” said Michael Hewett, director of environmental and sustainability programs.

“We continuously examine processes in our stores, warehouses and offices, looking for additional ways to recycle.”

The Florida Recycling Partnership Foundation determines the Recycling Champions award winners from companies, organizations, government entities or individuals that display an impact on the recycling industry in Florida.

To read more about Publix’s selection for this award and the full list of winners, visit flrecycling.org.

Publix, an employee-owned company with more than 240,000 employees, operates 1,313 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 25 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work.

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