Cutting costs while
bolstering sustainability:

Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College

THE CHAllenge

Since Orange Coast College (OCC) began its environmental efforts in 1970 by opening its own recycling center, OCC has become a leader among California institutions. Their “Healthy School” campaign is one of the main pieces of their sustainability plan. OCC wanted to integrate more sustainable solutions into the daily lives of students, faculty, and staff, so OCC turned to a Veritiv™ facility advisor for help converting the school to more sustainable cleaning chemicals and procedures.

The Veritiv™ Solution

After analyzing OCC’s current operations, Veritiv recommended several alternative products, such as TM Glass, Express Scrub, Easy Trap, and Matting from 3M™, EPA-approved roll towels from Kimberly-Clark™, and neutral floor cleaner, multifold towels, and toilet tissue.

Veritiv also suggested and oversaw the implementation of:

  • Water-efficient toilets
  • Auto shut-off water faucets
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Recycling containers throughout the campus
  • “Smart” thermostat controls
  • Water reclamation
  • Low-irrigation vegetation


With new solutions, OCC’s “Healthy School” campaign can save approximately $12,000 per year in chemical use alone and reinforce OCC as an innovative leader in sustainability—a win for the school, community, and the planet.

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