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Sisters of St. Martha and Michelin in Pictou County receive Provincial Awards for Recycling and Landfill Diversion Efforts

Two local organizations have been recognized for their efforts in waste reduction by Divert NS,

Bethany Motherhouse (www.themarthas.com)

a non-profit organization that promotes recycling in the province.

Divert NS presented its annual Mobius Awards at a ceremony in Halifax recently. The Sisters of St. Martha were named Institution of the Year, while Michelin in Pictou County was named Large Business of the Year.

The Sisters of St. Martha were recognized for their efforts in working with a contractor in diverting more than 9-thousand tons of debris related to the deconstruction of the Bethany Motherhouse from the landfill.

Michelin in Pictou County has achieved an 80 per cent waste diversion rate. It’s also reduced its tire production waste by 54 per cent over the last four years.