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Shark Tank contestant earns Zero Waste certification

Working toward greater sustainability

A fresh-tapped coconut supplier based in Las Vegas, Coco Taps has announced its tapping and branding facility has earned Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) Zero Waste certification. The facility is the first in Las Vegas to acheive this distinction.

Coco Taps works with vendors to eliminate unnecessary packaging, reuses all its shipping boxes and provides zero waste training for employees. In addition, it diverts 95 percent of the waste produced at its facility from landfill, incineration and the environment; encourages its customers to compost the coconuts and reuse the coconut taps; and has a goal of 100 percent waste diversion from landfills by 2020.

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