The Libman Company Wins 2nd Annual “Race for Zero Waste” Competition

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National Competition Aimed at Stimulating Commercial Recycling Programs

“We’re honored to receive this award. Libman is committed to environmental sustainability in all of its operations." --Andrew Libman, fourth-generation owner of The Libman Company. “

The Libman Company (Libman), an Arcola, Illinois-based manufacturer of household and commercial cleaning products, has won Green Purpose LLC’s second annual “Race for Zero Waste” competition, which concluded on America Recycles Day, November 15, 2015. Libman achieved first place among three other companies to earn the national title of “Most Successful Recycling Program.”

The “Race for Zero Waste” competition was created in 2013 by Green Purpose LLC, an eco-capitalist enterprise providing personalized sustainable solutions to companies. The competition is a platform through which to stimulate commercial recycling that establishes upgraded recycling programs, increases recycling rates for existing programs, and provides employees/program participants with educational opportunities about waste reduction.

“We’re honored to receive this award," said Andrew Libman, fourth-generation owner of The Libman Company. “Libman is committed to environmental sustainability in all of its operations,” he added.

Libman will receive the Zero Waste Seal of Excellence, an honor that recognizes a company’s outstanding efforts to eliminate the concept of waste in their facilities. Additionally, Libman will be inducted into the Race for Zero Waste Hall of Fame.

“Ultimately, the biggest winner of all is our community and the planet,” said Steven Rosenberg, chief executive officer and founder of Green Purpose, LLC. “One of the largest impacts from the esteemed “Race for Zero Waste” is the amount of material that has been diverted cumulatively over the last two competitions. Between all participating companies, over 15 million pounds of material have been diverted from Illinois landfills. This amount is the equivalent of saving approximately 93 thousand trees, 38 million gallons of water and 2 million gallons of oil. That’s why we have used our proven approach to develop this certification program,” said Rosenberg.

By participating in the certification program, companies will demonstrate that they are going beyond basic recycling procedures to ensure an environmentally sustainable planet for future generations. For more information about Green Purpose LLC’s certification program, visit

About The Libman Company
The Libman Company is a family-owned company that has been making quality cleaning tools since 1896. The company manufactures products from brooms and mops to more specialized tools for kitchen and bathroom cleaning and industrial uses. Libman proudly manufactures most of their products in the United States, including the company’s well-known Wonder® Mop. For more information about the Libman Company, please visit

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