EPA, University Set Recycling, Environmental Goals

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

March 13, 2012

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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.

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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