Church Hill Classics Awarded Regional WasteWise Achievement Certificate by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Monroe, CT – January 8, 2018 – Church Hill Classics received a "Regional WasteWise Achievement Certificate" from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their company-wide efforts to conserve natural resources and protect the environment. As a committed WasteWise Partner since 2008, the company has implemented sitewide practices for recycling, reducing waste, reusing materials, and donating/exchanging materials.

From donating unused matting boards to local school art departments to replacing their paper-based production system with a digitally driven one, Church Hill Classics has invested in a number of energy-saving measures to reduce waste and improve efficiency within their facility in the past decade. In addition to their extensive in-house recycling program, the company believes in making environmentally responsible purchases.

"We only buy moulding from vendors who are committed to responsible forestry and regular replanting, so all of our frames are produced using renewable woods that have been harvested and grown using environmentally responsible practices. From our line of green frames to our 100% curbside recyclable shipping boxes, we're extremely mindful of how our manufacturing practices affect the environment," explained Lucie Voves, President, Founder and CEO of Church Hill Classics. "We're honored to receive this distinction from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency."

"For 23 years, EPA's WasteWise program has helped organizations and businesses apply sustainable materials management practices to prevent and reduce municipal and select industrial wastes, saving them resources and money," said Deb Szaro, acting regional administrator for EPA's New England office. "Our 2017 winners exemplify both good environmental stewardship and good business sense, and we encourage others to follow their lead."

In 2016, EPA worked with 41 New England-based WasteWise partners who collectively prevented and recycled over 242,000 tons of waste. Nationally, WasteWise partners reported preventing and diverting 8.5 million tons of waste that would otherwise have been disposed in landfills or incinerators. These actions, which include waste prevention, recycling, composting and donation, saved participants more than $400 million dollars in avoided landfill fees.