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EPA Honors Building Material Recycler

Friday, December 13, 2013

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A Phoenix, AZ-based business that has steered the reuse of hundreds of tons of building materials has won a federal environmental award for its efforts.

Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies received a 2013 Environmental Achievement Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Southwest Region Tuesday (Dec. 10).  

The regional environmental awards acknowledge significant contributions made in the past year to protect the environment and support communities, according to the agency. There was no cash award.

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Stardust removes usable building materials from homes and businesses at no cost to the owner and sells donated items from its three thrift- store locations in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

“Stardust’s efforts have helped give Phoenix communities low-cost supplies needed to revitalize their neighborhoods,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest.

“Salvaging building supplies that would have been otherwise discarded is not only a win for the environment, but also a win for local businesses and their workers,” he said.

Salvaging Operations

As part of its operations, Stardust removes usable building materials from homes and businesses at no cost to the owner and sells donated items from its three thrift-store locations in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

The business deconstructs buildings in such a way that cabinets, plumbing fixtures, flooring, electrical fixtures, doors, windows and other materials can be reused. Further, Stardust meets new construction needs and expands job opportunities for local communities.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the EPA as a community leader in sustainability,” says Karen Jayne, Stardust’s executive director. “Our mission is to inspire and encourage people to reuse, effectively depriving our local landfills of usable materials, and to receive this award is confirmation of our efforts."

As a result of Stardust’s work, 650 tons of product are diverted from local landfills each year.

Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies is one of eight environmental winners announced by the U.S. EPA’s Pacific Southwest office. Information on the other winners is posted here.

   

Tagged categories: Awards and honors; Building materials; Business matters; Business operations; EPA; Recycled building materials

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