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Greening custodial services: The development of environmental criteria for the purchasing of cleaning compounds

TitleGreening custodial services: The development of environmental criteria for the purchasing of cleaning compounds
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsErmacora, A., B. Myers, J. Smith, K. Devitt, and M-K. Whitton
Abstract

The University of Waterloo has commences its new WATGREEN project. WATGREEN is a campus-wide project whose goal is to create an environmentally sustainable campus. The University of Waterloo has the possibility to be in the forefront of environmental awareness for publicly owned institutions across Canada. WATGREEN views the University campus and its operations as an opportunity to promote and implement self-sustaining systems throughout the University, along with environmentally benign patters of resource utilization. WATGREEN will explore the prospects for the development of a future University that is sustainable in environmental, economic, social and political terms. This is to be accomplished through a series of ERS 290 projects. The WATGREEN project will look at the formulation of environmental criteria by which the University of Waterloo can evaluate the cleaning products offered by companies in the future. The overall goal of this project is to determine what environmental criteria should be considered when evaluating cleaning products for use by the University. This will be done by developing a set of environmental criteria which can be applied to a large variety of cleaning products. In doing so, it is hoped that custodial services can utilize safe and environmentally sensible products… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca