Allan Gerlat, News Editor

October 14, 2013

1 Min Read
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.

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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