The Tulsa Zoo is working to join the greenest of the green businesses in the Tulsa area. In 2014, the Tulsa Zoo implemented a Green Practices Strategic Plan with a goal of becoming an environmentally neutral operation. The Tulsa Zoo has successfully reduced its ecological footprint through onsite initiatives and community partnerships. Prior to 2014, the Tulsa Zoo had been recycling items such as plastic bottles, aluminum cans and cardboard. Currently, the Tulsa Zoo has 17 different recycling streams. Any material that is not recycled, re-purposed or donated is transferred to Covanta and converted into renewable energy at the energy from waste plant. Learn more about the America Recycles Award here.