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CSU Says Goodbye to Single-Use Plastics

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A new California State University policy enacted in December establishes purchasing practices aimed at eliminating disposable plastic items — which make up a significant proportion of the waste campuses send to landfills — while giving preference to reusable, compostable or recyclable products instead.

“This policy further positions the CSU as a national leader in sustainability,” said Arunkumar Casuba, CSU’s executive director of strategic sourcing and chief procurement officer. “Eliminating single-use plastics across our 23 campuses will rid our landfills and oceans of thousands of pounds of waste,  saving marine life and further reducing our carbon footprint.”

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