December 12, 2011

Wentworth Honored with SILVER Award from MassRecycle

Boston, MA—December 12, 2011—Wentworth Institute of Technology was honored with a SILVER Award in the Institution/Nonprofit category from MassRecycle at the organization’s 16th Annual Recycling Awards Ceremony and Fundraiser. From September 2010 to September 2011, 362,360 pounds of waste were recycled, and 643,180 pounds were composted for a total of 1,005,540 pounds diverted from the landfill. As a result, Wentworth earned second place out of a record 54 candidates nominated this year.

This award recognizes the efforts of a long-standing partnership between Wentworth’s Physical Plant employees and the Boston Public Schools (BPS) STRIVE (Supported Training to Reach Independence through Vocational Experience) program, which trains and employs nearly 80 BPS students with special needs each year to recycle, compost, and divert waste materials on campus.

“Earning this award is a testament to Wentworth’s commitment to making the world a much greener place,” said Bob Ferro, director of the Physical Plant. “We are honored to have been recognized and will continue to make an effort to make campus as sustainable as possible.”

MassRecycle is a statewide recycling coalition supported by member companies, institutions, and municipalities. Its Annual Recycling Awards recognize individuals, businesses, communities, and organizations that have made outstanding efforts to increase recycling and eliminate waste in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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