WAXIE Guides School To A Sustainable Waste Diversion Program
In a joint effort, EcoSafe National Manager Jason Sanders, EcoSafe Regional Program Manager Daniel Redick, and WAXIE Senior Account Consultant Jeff Kothe worked alongside school staff to drive sustainability efforts at Beulah Payne TK-6 Elementary School in Inglewood, California. The partnership successfully eliminated waste through student education and streamlined waste management.
These efforts included a “Free the Napkin” campaign in which designated staff, known as “Eco Heroes,” taught students to begin trash sorting efforts at the table. The Eco Heroes further ensured proper trash sorting by guiding students through the process at compost, recycling and landfill stations set up by WAXIE and EcoSafe.
Sylvia Branch, Principal of Beulah Payne said, “This partnership with EcoSafe and WAXIE is extremely helpful with teaching our students to become more eco-friendly and be a part of the solution.”
WAXIE and EcoSafe also worked together to set up the indoor and outdoor eating areas with EcoStation® collection stations with appropriate signage. In addition, they consulted the custodial staff to implement more efficient transportation of sorted trash from the eating areas to the school’s dumpsters throughout the day. Beulah Payne Custodian Kenny Murphy said, “The EcoSafe program has immediately reduced the amount of trips I was making to and from the dumpsters during lunchtime.”
Prior to the program’s launch, approximately 30 to 40 bags of single-stream trash were collected each day. Within a day of starting the program, that number was reduced to just two bags of landfill.
The program’s success was a testament to WAXIE’s ongoing commitment to leading the promotion of responsible business practices and establishing partnerships to advance education and programs towards supporting a more sustainable region for all generations.
For more information about WAXIE Sanitary Supply’s sustainability efforts, visit the Commitment to Sustainability page: http://info.waxie.com/green/commitment-to-sustainability.
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