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LAKELAND, Fla., Nov. 18, 2022 — The Florida Recycling Partnership Foundation recognized Publix Super Markets on its list of 2022 Recycling Champions, awarding the company Best Overall. 

“Publix remains committed to being responsible citizens in our communities, which includes caring for the environment,” said Publix Director of Environmental and Sustainability Programs Michael Hewett. “We continuously examine processes in our stores, warehouses and offices, looking for additional ways to recycle.”

Publix was recognized for its commitment across the company to recycling education, including its plastic bag recycling campaign to educate customers and its internal Green Routine program which encourages associates to make sustainable choices. Through efforts like these, Publix is proud to have recycled more than 615 million pounds of cardboard and more than 21 million pounds of soft plastics in 2021.

About the award
The Florida Recycling Partnership Foundation determines the Recycling Champions award winners from companies, organizations, government entities or individuals that display a noteworthy impact on the recycling industry in the state of Florida. 

To read more about Publix’s selection for this award and the full list of winners, visit