Environmental Protection & Preservation
EPA Awards $60,000 to City of Chicago for Recycling Projects
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 has awarded two grants totaling $60,000 to the city of Chicago for recycling projects.
Part of EPA's national Resource Conservation Challenge
, the Chicago
projects focus on recycling in multi-unit residential buildings and in
major Chicago stadiums.
"The goal of EPA's Resource Conservation Challenge is to change the way
Americans think about waste," said Region 5 Administrator Mary A. Gade.
"The Chicago projects will increase recycling opportunities throughout the
city, giving everyone a chance to minimize what we throw away."
"These grants will help expand Chicago's recycling efforts both within
and beyond the residential sector," said Chicago's Deputy Chief of Staff
for Environmental Affairs Sadhu A. Johnston. "They target a substantial
source of residential solid waste as well as the 40 percent of solid waste
generated outside the home."
The Chicago Multi-Unit Recycling Study Project is receiving $40,000 to
conduct waste and recycling audits in several multi-unit residential
buildings in the 46th Ward. Waste and recycling rates as well as barriers
to recycling will be studied. The pilot project will result in a best
management practices tool and resource kit to be distributed to building
managers throughout the city.
The Chicago Stadium Recycling Initiative will receive $20,000 to fund a
task force of stadium managers from large Chicago venues such as Soldier
Field, UIC Pavilion, United Center, U.S. Cellular and Wrigley fields. They
will establish environmental performance goals and conduct waste and
recycling audits leading to future increases in recycling and waste
diversion. This project is especially important in Chicago's bid to host
the 2016 Olympic games.
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