GAIA Zero Waste MasterPlan - Flipbook - Page 53
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) 53
a template for college campuses and other
institutions to develop long-term systemic
solutions to waste. It is outlined in 3 parts:
If you’re asking residents
or businesses to do
something, you should be
doing it too.
Senior Zero Waste Coordinator
City of Sanfrancisco
First - the College will implement
purchasing guidelines to eliminate the
procurement of unnecessary single-use
plastics by January 1, 2020.
Second - Eckerd College will work with
external vendors to encourage the
reduction of unnecessary single-use
plastics bought under their purview.
Third - Eckerd College will continue
to invest in education, resources,
and infrastructure to reduce plastic
consumption on campus and in the
The college ban went into effect in tandem
with the St. Petersburg Plastic straw and
styrofoam policy, which references the Eckerd
policy, and the pledge specifically requires the
college to help reduce plastic consumption in
its neighboring community: when campuses
go zero waste, they can encourage surrounding
communities to enact similar change.