Single Use Plastic – GWU Elimination Plan Announced

On February 11, 2021, the George Washington University (GWU) announced  that the “… University will implement a plan to ultimately eliminate single-use plastics. The plan applies to vending, events, dining, departmental purchases and retail partners … and includes items such as water bottles, cutlery, wrappers and event takeaways …

In response to calls to action from GW students … [GWU] convened a Single-Use Plastics Task Force … to build a comprehensive plan to eliminate single-use plastics within university operations. The goal was to evaluate means of doing business better while contributing to meeting the sustainability commitments that the Board of Trustees’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Responsibility Task Force made in June 2020 …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #GWU