DEP Recognizes Children’s World Uniform Supply for Recycling Efforts

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DEP Recognizes Children’s World Uniform Supply for Recycling Efforts

Recycling Recognition

SARASOTA, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) presented a Recycling Recognition Award to Children’s World Uniform Supply, recognizing their achievements in reducing waste, increasing recycling and partnering with community groups to protect Florida’s environment. DEP’s South District Director, Jon Iglehart, visited the Sarasota-based store to present the award and applaud their 70.59% recycling rate.

“Children’s World Uniform Supply is committed to implementing innovative solutions to reduce waste and safeguard Florida’s future,” said Director Iglehart. “With strong recycling programs and participation from businesses like Children’s World Uniform Supply, we will continue to encourage recycling efforts statewide.”

Over the past year, Children’s World Uniform Supply worked with their supplier to reduce the amount of plastic included in their shipments by refraining from wrapping items individually in plastic. As a result, the company reported an annual savings of 50 pounds of plastic. They have also taken steps to extend the life of their products and divert them from landfills.

“We reuse all packing materials from inbound shipments for outbound shipments or sell the material to customers for their shipping,” said Tim Holiday, co-owner of Children’s World Uniform Supply. “We also partner with Goodwill to recycle plastic hangers and other items that they can use.”

DEP's Recycling Program assists residents and businesses in protecting Florida's environment by promoting sustainability and waste reduction. Additionally, the Recycling Program provides public outreach and education to avoid contamination, encourages proper disposal practices, builds partnerships with community groups and stakeholders, and recognizes efforts of environmental stewardship and innovative efforts through the Recycling Recognition Program