Contact: Robert Peoples, Carpet America Recovery Effort (706) 428-2115
August 8, 2006 – Ronald Greitzer, President of Los Angeles Fiber Co., was named California Resource Recovery Association’s 2006 Recycler of the Year during an awards ceremony held in San Jose, California on August 8, 2006. Greitzer was honored for the outstanding efforts he has made throughout the years to divert and recycle challenging materials from California’s landfills. Greitzer’s ability to successfully recycle carpet and textile material waste positively impacts the waste diversion effort and waste diversion goal obtainment of many California Jurisdictions. Los Angeles Fiber Co. is currently the world’s largest recycler of post-consumer carpet. To put the company’s environmental achievements into perspective, Los Angeles Fiber Co. currently diverts enough waste material to fill the Pasadena Rose Bowl every four months.
“It is a great honor to be named California Resource Recovery Association’s 2006 Recycle Person of the Year. CRRA is one of the premier recycling associations in the United States,” Greitzer said upon receiving the award. “CRRA is driven to fulfill its mission of Zero Waste in our landfills. This award belongs to the Los Angeles Fiber team, all of our employees, that helped create the collection systems, redesign the equipment, produce the finish products, develop the markets, and build a company using 100% post consumer carpet as the raw material. I like to thank California Integrated Waste Management Board and Carpet America Recovery Effort, CARE, for all of the support we received.”