USA Rice Sustainability Award

The USA Rice Sustainability Award is open to individuals or entities with significant involvement in the U.S. rice industry and with a history of promoting and advancing sustainability through innovative practices and demonstrated leadership in the sustainability community.

Group shot of people holding award plaque with duck decoy The 2019 USA Rice Sustainability Award went to Delta Plastics for the company’s focus on recycling and reduction of water usage across the Mississippi Delta.  Delta Plastics is one of the largest recyclers of heavily soiled and contaminated plastic in the U.S., and since 1998, has diverted 1 billion pounds of waste material from landfills.  Use of their Pipe Planner software that helps farmers maximize efficiency of polytube irrigation has saved more than 100 billion gallons of water since it was released in 2014.