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Virco Manufacturing earns EPA's WasteWise recognition

Torrance company acknowledged for sustainability accomplishments

Post Date:11/18/2019 9:15 AM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring Virco Manufacturing Corporation (Virco) of Torrance for its sustainability accomplishments and leadership.

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Virco, a leading manufacturer and supplier of American-made school furniture and equipment, earned national recognition for its programs to reduce waste, divert material from landfills, and support community outreach. EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest Mike Stoker toured the facilities to celebrate their green leadership during America Recycles Week.

“For 25 years, EPA’s WasteWise has encouraged organizations and businesses to divert waste and apply sustainable materials management practices, saving them resources and money,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Mike Stoker. “We are pleased to recognize Virco for their environmental stewardship and encourage others to follow their lead.”

“Virco’s 25 years partnership with WasteWise has proven to be an invaluable source of information,” said Virco Chairman and CEO Robert Virtue. “WasteWise has provided us a roadmap to successful waste reduction programs, recycling programs, sustainable materials management; all programs that help Virco to be good stewards of the environment.”

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