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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 13, 2013
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   Sheri Tripp, Marketing Manager
   207.351.2713

Stonewall Kitchen Receives Food Recovery Challenge Achievement Award

York, Maine, June 13, 2013 — Maine based specialty food manufacturer and retailer Stonewall Kitchen received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Food Recovery Challenge Achievement Award for demonstrating its commitment to improving sustainable food management practices in 2010 and 2011.

“We are so pleased to receive this honor,” said Janine Somers, Director of Marketing. “During the past few years, we have focused on improving our food and waste management practices. To date, we have developed an internal Zero Waste and Sustainability Program. We have also updated our outbound packaging and compost process and materials. For example, our packing peanuts are water-soluble, compostable or recyclable.”

As an active participant in the U.S. EPA’s WasteWise Program, Stonewall Kitchen submitted its sustainable food management practices for consideration.

By using a combination of single sort recycling and composting, Stonewall Kitchen employees dispose items into designated containers that are sent to select dumpsters that recycle plastic, metal and paper goods. Food-waste is also sorted and bagged separately for local compost initiatives such as fertilizer for local landscapers and farms.

About WasteWise
Wastewise helps organizations and businesses apply sustainable materials management practices to reduce municipal and select industrial wastes. To learn more about the program, please visit: www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/smm/wastewise/index.htm

About Stonewall Kitchen Headquartered in York, Maine, the nationally recognized manufacturing, retail and wholesale distribution company has been owned and operated by founders Jim Stott and Jonathan King since 1991. As one of the most awarded companies in the industry, Stonewall Kitchen is known for its innovative product development, beautiful packaging, extraordinary retail spaces and exceptional customer service.

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