Hertz Makes Gains in Recycling

Hertz Corp. said in its latest sustainability report it has made significant advances in recycling.

The Park Ridge, N.J.-based car rental firm said in 2012 its U.S. operations recycled more than 5.2 million pounds of office paper, according to a news release. Hertz's Equipment Rental locations recycled more than 194,000 gallons of used oil.

The company’s headquarters in 2012 increased recycling by 50 percent and reduced waste disposal costs by 65 percent. The company's cafeterias recycle a variety of paper and plastic, diverting thousands of tons of waste from landfills annually.

Hertz also is emphasizing recycling at its global facilities and applies U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) standards for new construction projects and will certify select sites.

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