EPA, University Set Recycling, Environmental Goals

EPA, University Set Recycling, Environmental Goals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Georgian Court University have formed an agreement for improved environmental practices at the school, including recycling and reuse goals.

The Lakewood, N.J.-based university will participate in EPA environmental stewardship programs and get technical assistance from the agency, according to an EPA news release.

With the agreement the university agreed to at least double its recycling rate; promote the use of reusable water bottles; implement a composting program for the university’s food waste and use compostable utensils; and pursue several energy-reduction initiatives.

The university will submit an annual status report to the EPA. The agency has similar agreements in place with several major sports organizations, universities, hospitals and large businesses in New York and New Jersey.

“Georgian Court is setting an example for all universities that care about the environment and the health of their students, faculty and staff,” said EPA Regional 2 Chief of Staff Lisa Plevin.

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