Folsom, Calif.-based Waste Connections has made a $700,000 donation to the Global Waste Research Institute (GWRI), which is located on the campus of the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Overall, Waste Connections has now donated $1 million to the institute, which was founded in late 2009 with a $300,000 grant from the firm.
“This generous gift to Cal Poly’s Global Waste Research Institute secures a visionary effort built on the university’s Learn by Doing Mission,” said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong in a statement. “Waste management is an increasingly complex challenge, and these are precisely the kinds of 21st Century problems Cal Poly wants to help solve.”
According to a university press release, GWRI “engages faculty and students in projects that investigate all aspects of wastes and byproducts from initial generation to final disposal.”