Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 13, 2012

1 Min Read
Bank of America Aims for 70-Percent Waste Diversion from Landfills

Bank of America Corp. said it is aiming for 70-percent diversion of its global waste from landfills by 2015, as part of a new  $50 million environmental business goal.

The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank said it also aims for a 20-percent reduction in paper consumption compared with 2010 and to use paper with 20-percent post-consumer recycled content, according to a news release. The paper will be sourced entirely from certified forests. In addition, Bank of America said all electronic waste will be disposed of using certified, responsible vendors.

The 10-year project, which begins in 2013, strives to address climate change, reduce demands on natural resources and promote lower-carbon economic solutions.

The bank also identified waste-to-energy as one of its renewable energy focuses, as well as recycling to address waste reduction.


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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