2016 Arrow Award Winners

2016 California Stewardship Arrow Award Winners

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Awards Presented

Custom-designed awards made of recycled materials by Bay Area artist Ellen Blakeley were presented at CPSC’s Arrow Awards ceremony on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the California Resource Recovery Association Annual Conference and Tradeshow at the DoubleTree Hotel in Sacramento, CA. The event attracts 700 local and state government representatives, state legislators, and industry representatives annually.

2016 Arrow Award Winners Press Release

Golden Arrow Award for Overall Excellence in Product Stewardship

U-Haul International, Inc. is the recipient of the 2016 Golden Arrow Award for Overall Excellence in Product Stewardship.Uhaul Logo TRANS

U-Haul is the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage, as well as the country’s leading retailer of propane for nearly 30 years. U-Haul joined CPSC’s award winning ReFuel Your Fun Campaign in June 2016, providing refillable one-pound propane cylinders sales and exchange at all 126 California U-Haul locations that offer propane services, which will result in significant greenhouse gas reductions by reusing steel instead of recycling.

DSC_4377 PromoPictured (L to R) –Gretchen Olsen, CPSC; John Barnett and Jeff Lockridge, U-Haul International, Inc.

Green Arrow Award for System Design and Innovation

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Flame King is the recipient of the 2016 Green Arrow Award for System & Design Innovations.

Flame King designed a one-pound refillable propane cylinder that can be used for 12 years.  These cylinders are widely used in camp stoves and many other products.


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Pictured (L to R) – Doug Kobold, CPSC; Josh Simpson, Kamps Propane who accepted the award on Flame King’s behalf

Bow & Arrow Award for Coalition Building

PaintCare, Inc. is the recipient of the 2016 Bow & Arrow Award for Coalition Building.paintcare

PaintCare is a non-profit organization that manages the California paint stewardship program, as well as programs in other states that have passed paint stewardship laws. Since starting the program in 2012, PaintCare has established 771 drop-off sites in California and has collected more than eight million gallons of paint.

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Pictured (L to R) – Julie Bryant, CPSC; Jeremy Jones, PaintCare

Infinity Arrow Award for Service and Take-Back

Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH)  is the recipient of the 2016 Infinity Arrow Award for Service and Take-Back.

OSH logoOSH, a neighborhood hardware and garden store is a leader in taking back mercury thermostats, fluorescent lighting, batteries, paint and more.

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Pictured (L to R) – Wes Nelson, CPSC; Laura Golding, Orchard Supply Hardware

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