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Waste & Recycling June 29, 2020 03:30:48 AM

EPA Recognizes Federal Green Challenge Winners for Conserving Resources and Promoting Efficiency

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The efforts of these agencies not only benefit the environment but resulted in an estimated cost savings of $36.1 million to taxpayers across the federal government last year.

EPA Recognizes Federal Green Challenge Winners for Conserving Resources and Promoting Efficiency

SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): The EPA recognizes federal facilities for applying practical cost-effective measures to conserve money and resources as part of the Federal Green Challenge (FGC). The challenge is a national effort under the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Program which encourages federal agencies to reduce the federal government’s environmental impact.

“It is vital for federal agencies to lead by example in reducing environmental impacts,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “The efforts of these agencies not only benefit the environment but resulted in an estimated cost savings of $36.1 million to taxpayers across the federal government last year.”

In fiscal year 2019 (FY19), FGC participants reduced their environmental impact throughout the waste stream, including:

  • Sending nearly 180 tons of end-of-life electronics to third-party certified recyclers.
  • Diverting more than 600,000 tons of waste from landfills.
  • Adding nearly 5,000 electric, hybrid, and alternative fuel vehicles to their fleets.
  • Recycling 180 million gallons of water.

Courtesy: www.wasteadvantage.com

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