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Fetzer Snags Sustainability and Waste Reduction Awards

Fetzer Vineyards has received the 2007 Best-of-the-Best Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award from the EPA which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol, a signature event in climate protection endorsed by 190 nations.

In addition, the California Integrated Waste Management Board has awarded Fetzer its 12th Waste Reduction Award Program award for reducing landfill waste through recycling and waste reduction programs that have made the winery a zero-waste facility.

Fetzer’s award notes the phasing out of methyl bromide, and the winery’s broad use of sustainable practices including organic farming of estate vineyards, integrated pest management, use of cover crops, composting and related vineyard practices, solar and other renewable energy usage, reducing waste and other Earth-Friendly practices.

In selecting Fetzer for the WRAP award, the CIWMB noted that Fetzer has reduced material hauled to landfills by 95 percent since 1990, representing the same amount of garbage that would have been produced by 17,000 homes.

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