WasteCap Nebraska presented the 2013 Sustainable Business Awards during their annual Sustainability Summit held November 6th at the Hilton Omaha, and congratulates each of the following six winners:

The Sustainable Business of the Year Award was presented to FBG Service Corporation.  The company has been a pioneer in adopting green practices.  They were the first building service contractor to become a member of the US Green Building Council and the first to assign a full-time Sustainability Director.

The Member of the Year Award was presented to The Minnow Project.  In 2012 and 2013, The Minnow Project, a full-service advertising firm based in Lincoln, donated more than 1000 hours of design services to WasteCap Nebraska. Their CEO, Marty Hager also serves on WasteCap’s board of directors.

The Recycler of the Year Award was awarded to Firstar Fiber.  They process close to 100,000 tons of a wide range of recyclables annually.  They were the first curbside program in Nebraska to offer large, wheeled and lidded carts resulting in a 300% increase in residential recycling volumes, and they have been a regional innovator in market development for plastics.

The Best Place to Work Award was presented to Duncan Aviation.  Duncan Aviation invests heavily in their wellness program, passing along insurance discounts and providing team members with resources for healthy living.

The Commonwealth Award was given to Cross Training Center.  This nonprofit organization, located in Omaha, provides life skills, vocational training and job experience to empower disadvantaged and undereducated men and women.

The Zero Waste Award was presented to Frito-Lay, Inc. The Frito-Lay facility in Gothenburg has reduced its year-to-date volume of waste sent to the landfill to an average of 0.005 percent of its total waste since 2011 and has a goal of reaching 0 percent to landfill by 2015.

Award videos can be viewed at www.wastecapne.org.