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Read Custom Soils Named Closed Loop Economy Champion

Casella Waste Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that Read Custom Soils was recently honored for their leadership in sustainability at the inaugural Casella Sustainability Leadership Award Ceremony.

Read Custom Soils was honored as the 2020 Closed Loop Economy Champion for creating robust markets for recycled content materials, including recycled commodities, organics products, and more.

“It gives us a sense of great pride to honor the entire Read Custom Soils team for their leadership and outstanding work in advancing sustainability,” said John W. Casella, Chairman and CEO. “We hope that by bringing attention to their efforts, others will be inspired by their passion, commitment, and success.”

Read Custom Soils was among 30 Casella customers, including municipalities, colleges and universities, industrial manufacturers, food and beverage producers, and others nominated for their efforts. Winners were chosen by a panel of Casella executives and sustainability experts, including True Zero Waste Advisors, who evaluated each nominee on several criteria.

“Casella products play such a major role in everything we do,” said Chris Ierardi, General Manager at Read Custom Soils. “We rely so much on the leaf compost and the super peat in all of our roots own mixes for both golf and athletic fields and the green roof soil that we do, that we ship all over new England. Through this partnership we’ve reintroduced more than 15,000 yards back into the landscape over two recent projects and this coming year we’ll reintroduce another 20,000 yards.”

Read Custom Soils is the leading provider of custom planting soils in New England. They are the top customer for Casella's Earthlife™ products. Casella makes Earthlife™ products from recycled organics, and Read Custom Soils goes on to make them into specialized soil blends for everything from golf courses to green roofs to gardens. Working closely together to establish product and service best practices, the teams at Casella and Read Custom Soils are building healthier soils and landscapes while supporting more sustainable ecosystems and communities.

“We’ve spent more than 45 years working towards a more sustainable future, and as we strive to help our customers reach their sustainability goals it is an honor to recognize their collective efforts. The customers and communities we have the privilege of serving are leading the way and inspiring others to live and work more sustainability and that continues to be the most rewarding part of our work,” Casella said.

View all of the 2020 Casella Sustainable Leadership Award Winners