Green Business Award Recipients

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2019 Green Business Award

To recognize businesses that are taking significant steps to reduce their impact on the environment, the Village created the Green Business Award in 2018. Applications for the award were accepted beginning in February.

Shred Spot - Winner!

Shred Spot is a paper shredding business that recycles the paper it shreds. The company also recycles shipping pallets, electronics, and cardboard. In total Shred Spot recycled 269 tons of paper, 4.5 tons of electronics, and 15 tons of cardboard, as well as reusing/ recycling 1,200 shipping pallets during 2019. Among the benefits that Shred Spot has contributed to the environment were saving the equivalent of more than 4,500 trees, saving 1.8 million gallons of water from being used, preventing 822 cubic yards of material from going to landfills, and saving 158,000 pounds of air pollution from being generated.

Shred Spot’s business has helped to divert materials from landfills, reduce prospective air pollution, and save trees with the reclamation of materials, thereby contributing to the environment in a positive way. The Environmental Quality Commission reviewed the application and unanimously selected Shred Spot as the 2019 Green Business Award recipient.

2018 Green Business Award

Exact Blade Knife Sharpening and Cutlery Store - Winner!