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Congratulations to our Arrow Award winners!


The California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) honors California-based companies for their innovative environmental efforts during the organization’s Annual Arrow Awards. Since 2008, CPSC has given out the prestigious environmental awards annually, holding the ceremony at the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) conference on waste reduction. Every year, award recipients attend the ceremony and share their sustainability story with the audience.


“The Arrow Award winners are leaders in driving a circular economy,” said Doug Kobold, Executive Director of the California Product Stewardship Council, “which means ‘waste’ from one product is feedstock for the next. We are thrilled to highlight companies with such impactful environmental achievements and who work hard to minimize environmental impact, locally and globally.”


CPSC provides award winners with beautiful, one-of-a-kind handmade glass awards, an official Arrow Award Winner seal, customized social media graphics and press releases, and ongoing support and publicity.


The nomination period for the 2023 Arrow Awards has closed! Thank you for your submissions. Winners will be notified shortly, and will be announced publicly at CRRA’s 47th Annual Conference and Trade Show in August 2023.

See more information below on the 2022 Arrow Award Winners.

Threadhaus Co. is the winner of the 2022 Green Arrow Award for system and design innovations. The Green Arrow Award is given to an organization demonstrating an innovative systems approach that removes or reduces toxic or other problematic attributes present in products. Threadhaus exemplifies these principals with their Recycle Repurpose Reprogram campaign that diverts textiles into a circular economy and supports community sustainability initiatives. Threadhaus’ expansion into mobile collection events for textile recovery, with on-site sorting provides an innovative solution to the textile waste issue burdening communities.


Ocean Protection Council is the winner of the 2022 Bow & Arrow Award for coalition building and creative partnerships. Bow & Arrow recipients demonstrate synergistic relationships between producers, distributors, retailers, public agencies, and other stakeholders. The Ocean Protection Council (OPC) makes incredible efforts in reducing microplastics pollution and supporting healthy, resilient, and productive ocean and coastal ecosystems. OPC oversees coordinating the activities of ocean and coastal-related state agencies to improve state efforts to protect ocean resources, as well as establish policies to coordinate the collection and sharing of scientific data amongst stakeholders. Their programs and projects help to ensure the involvement of the public in all aspects of their work.


Cal Micro Recycling is the winner of the 2022 Infinity Arrow Award for service and take-back. The Infinity Award is given to an organization to recognize efforts to initiate an outstanding Take Back program for one or more products as an additional convenience and service to their customers. Cal Micro Recycling accomplishes these goals by providing cost-effective recycling and destruction solutions for several hard-to-manage products. Cal Micro Recycling was essential in the Santa Monica Solar Pilot Project, completed in early 2022. Cal Micro has been an active mattress recycler in California’s Mattress Stewardship Program and expanding services to other textile processing.


California Cloth Foundry is the recipient of the 2022 Golden Arrow Award for overall excellence in product stewardship. The Golden Arrow Award is given to an organization that exemplifies all the characteristics of the Green, Bow & Arrow, and Infinity Awards. The California Cloth Foundry (CCF) focuses on green-designed garments that are made to be toxin and fossil-fuel free within a circular supply chain. CCF’s textiles and apparel are made from natural fibers and natural dyes and color to avoid all petrol-based fibers, treatments, and dyes. CCF’s cradle-to-cradle principles highlight the potential of a circular economy of textiles through soil-to-soil design with end-of-life options, such as upcycling, recycling, or composting.


CPSC recognized California Resource Recovery Association as the 2022 Sponsor of the Year. CRRA is one of the largest and oldest non-profit recycling organizations in the United States. The organization is dedicated to achieving environmental sustainability in and beyond California through Zero Waste strategies such as product stewardship, as well as providing CRRA members with resources to advance local, regional, and statewide waste reduction efforts which result in the achievement of critical environmental and climate protection goals.


CPSC recognized Spencer Silverstein from the City of Thousand Oaks as the 2022 Associate of the Year. Spencer has been active on the California Product Stewardship Council’s (CPSC) Policy and Education Advisory Committee (PEAC) and continues to be a leader on statewide stewardship program performance in his community. Spencer continues to be a vital asset, ensuring residents have access to safe medication disposal and working to pass a local foodware ordinance, including a ban on polystyrene containers.

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