Nominations Open for the Annual Arrow Awards

Award program recognizes California business and industry leaders for product stewardship

The California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) announced that nominations are being sought for the annual Arrow Awards, recognizing business and industry leaders for outstanding leadership, innovation and partnerships in product stewardship and green design. Any business entity, division or facility located in California is eligible to apply. Third-party stewardship organizations and non-profits are also eligible.

“This is our opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of California businesses with innovative product stewardship programs, outstanding partnerships that make product stewardship possible and to inspire others to integrate the principles of product stewardship into their businesses” said Heidi Sanborn, executive director of the California Production Stewardship Council. The awards categories are:

• Grand Prize: Golden Arrow Award for Overall Excellence in Product Stewardship;
• Green Arrow Award for System and Design Innovations;
• Bow and Arrow Award for Coalition Building; and
• Infinity Arrow Award for Service and Take-Back.

Nominations are now open and will close on July 4. Applications are available at

Honorees will be selected by a panel of business, industry and elected officials. The awards presentations will take place at the California Resource Recovery Assn.’s Annual Conference on August 2 in San Diego. More than 600 local and state government representatives, state legislators and industry representatives are expected to attend. The awards are funded by a grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).

“Product stewardship is a policy approach that places a shared responsibility for end-of-life product management on producers and all entities involved in the product chain, instead of solely being a local government responsibility, the costs of which are passed on to the taxpayers and ratepayers,” said Kevin Hendrick, Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority (DNSWMA) and CPSC board member. DNSWMA received a grant from the CalRecycle to develop this awards program.

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