Rubicon Global – a technology company providing waste, recycling and smart city solutions to businesses and governments worldwide – along with the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership and surplus food donation-management platform Goodr, tonight announced the list of inaugural “Waste Fit Champions,” a program designed to recognize the best sustainability leaders that are cutting down on waste, improving recycling and delivering on sustainability at their respective organizations.

Demonstrating resourcefulness and commitment, each Waste Fit Champion found creative ways to reduce waste in their respective organizations.

“These companies, governments and organizations that earned the title of Waste Fit Champion are undertaking key steps to solve the waste reduction challenges with circular economy best practices and a detailed focus on recycling and waste reduction,” Rachelson said during the reception.

Theresa Millard, Kohler Co. Theresa Millard, Sustainability & Stewardship Project Manager at Kohler Co., asked the question, “What if we looked at waste differently?” and the result was the formation of Kohler’s WasteLAB. In the lab, Millard’s team views the solid waste by-products of factory and service processes not a “Waste” stream as input or raw material that can be used for other processes.

Under Millard’s passionate leadership, the WasteLAB is now close to turning industrial waste into high-end tiles for Ann Sacks, some made from 100 percent waste materials.

“It’s an honor to represent Kohler and the WasteLAB as a Waste Fit Champion,” Millard told Sustainable Brands, before sharing the insight that spurred her creativity.

BioDOGradable is now launching a general consumer product line with a Home Pet Waste Composter, to provide a complete, circular solution and solve other pet waste disposal issues.