Contact: Robert Peoples, Carpet America Recovery Effort (706) 428-2115
Pine Mountain, GA, May 3, 2006 – Champion Polymer Recycling, a division of Infiltrator Systems, Inc., was honored last night as Recycler of the Year by the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) at the organization’s Fourth Annual Conference at the Southern Pine Conference Center at Callaway Gardens.
“Champion Polymer Recycling embodies the innovative spirit we strive for at CARE. They are a market leader, and their business continues to grow. They are a great company to work and partner with. Champion Polymer Recycling has shown it is possible to combine superior business results and environmental stewardship by using post consumer feedstocks,” said Robert Peoples, PhD, executive director of CARE, in announcing the honor.
Infiltrator Systems, Inc. is revolutionizing the waste water industry and is the world’s leading manufacturer of septic leachfield chambers. The septic leachfield chambers are environmentally friendly and made from 100 percent recycled Polypropylene plastic.
The company has grown steadily since its inception in 1987. It operates plants in Winchester, KY and Ogden, UT. The corporate headquarters are located in Old Saybrook, CT.
“Champion Polymer Recycling, a division of Infiltrator Systems, Inc., has been successful in implementing a polypropylene carpet recovery system. The CARE organization has been a major influence in this effort. It is an honor to be recognized as the Recycler of the Year by this organization,” said Roy Moore, president of Infiltrator Systems, Inc.
“Polypropylene carpet is a key component in our raw material feedstocks for the manufacturing of our leachfield chamber systems, which are manufactured out of 100 percent recycled plastic. We are honored to be recognized for our role in keeping post- consumer carpet out of our nation’s landfills. This is clearly a win for Champion and a win for the environment,” added Moore.
Honored alongside Champion at last night’s awards banquet was Ronald Greitzer, president of Los Angeles Fiber, the world’s largest recycler of post-consumer carpet. Greitzer was named CARE’s Person of the Year for his tireless efforts in the field of carpet recovery.
Greitzer is no stranger to being honored for his work in carpet recovery by the CARE organization, having already earned the distinction of Recycler of the Year in 2003.
“One of the things I am most honored to do every year is present this very special award to people I admire and love, and Ron certainly fits that bill,” said Peoples on presenting the award. “Ron is a person that people say ‘I love to work with this guy’ and that’s one of the greatest compliments a person can get. He’s a can-do person, and someone who roots for every single person in this business.”
“I’m just totally shocked here,” said Greitzer at the dinner. “I didn’t grow up with a dream to be a carpet recycler, but I did grow up wanting to be the best at anything I did. I just want to make a difference and that’s something I tell my people every single day: make a difference. This is a great organization and I’m honored to be a part of it and to have witnessed its growth through the years.”