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Walter R. Stahel will receive the Honorary Degree award of Doctor of the University, from the University of Surrey, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field od Sustainability. The ceremony will take place 10 April 2013 in the Cathedral of Guildford.
In a typical year, Americans and their businesses throw away over 920 million square meters (841 million square meters) of carpet, 19 billion pounds (8.6 billion kilograms) of polystyrene packaging material, 360 billion pounds (163 billion kilograms) of manufacturing chemicals, 710 billion pounds (322 kilograms) of other chemicals (and toxins), almost four trillion tons of construction debris and 96 billion tons of food waste.