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 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.

See more information below on the current and previous Arrow Award Winners.



CPSC recognized Manuel Medrano from the City of Chula Vista for his dynamic work and countless contributions towards furthering the mission of CPSC, the cause of producer responsibility, and the promotion of environmental sustainability. 



Outerknown is the recipient of the 2019 Golden Arrow Award for overall excellence in product stewardship. Outerknown is a clothing company that creates stylish and sustainable designs from recycled, regenerated and organic materials while introducing transparency into the traditional supply chain. Outerknown works with businesses, governments and communities to create lasting changes in environmental and labor practices across the world.



Circular Polymers is receiving the 2019 Green Arrow Award for system and design innovations. Circular Polymers transforms post-consumer carpet waste into new polymer raw materials for many industries, such as packaging and housing. Their newly expanded California facility will process approximately 30 million pounds of carpet per year, incorporating plastic waste back

into the supply chain.



Corona Enterprises is the winner of the 2019 Bow & Arrow Award for coalition building for creative partnerships and demonstrating the inter-dependence amongst stakeholders. Corona is a regenerative design and implementation consultancy working with clients and numerous partners to regenerate ecosystems and preserve our planet’s resources.



Kaiser Permanente is presented with the 2019 Infinity Arrow Award for service and take-back. Kaiser Permanente has made impressive efforts to promote safe and appropriate pharmaceutical drug disposal through medication disposal bins and mail-back envelopes.

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What is extended producer responsibility (EPR)?

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), also known as Product Stewardship, is a strategy to place a shared responsibility for end-of-life product management on the producers, and all entities involved in the product chain, instead of the general public; while encouraging product design changes that minimize a negative impact on human health and the environment at every stage of the product's lifecycle. This allows the costs of treatment and disposal to be incorporated into the total cost of a product. It places primary responsibility on the producer, or brand owner, who makes design and marketing decisions. It also creates a setting for markets to emerge that truly reflect the environmental impacts of a product, and to which producers and consumers respond.

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