Kohl’s Recycles 78 Percent of its Waste in 2011

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

May 10, 2012

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Kohl’s Recycles 78 Percent of its Waste in 2011

Kohl’s Department Stores said it recycled 78 percent of its operating waste in 2011.

The Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based retail chain said in a news release on its 2011 sustainability report that it also achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for more than 200 of its locations, and gained gold LEED pre-certification for new and existing stores.

In addition, Kohl’s purchased more than 1.4 billion kilowatts of renewable energy credits, offsetting 100 percent of the company’s purchased electricity use.



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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