Allan Gerlat, News Editor

March 15, 2013

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Houston Wins $1 Million Award for Recycling Project

Houston has received $1 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies for its one-bin recycling system that aims to recycle 75 percent of all waste.

The city was one five city winners from the New York-based philanthropic organization in the Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire American cities to solve major challenges and improve city life, according to a news release. The $1 million award is to supplement implementation of the projects.

Houston created a public-private partnership to combine existing technologies and develop the One Bin for All concept, a high-recycling rate system. Bloomberg recognized the city “for its huge leap forward in recycling/recovery and potentially transformative impact on cities’ sustainability practices.”



About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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