COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 2, 2020

Vectrus Among Contractors Leading Base Composting Initiative in Support of Army's Environmental Sustainability Goals


Vectrus, Inc. (NYSE: VEC), along with U.S. Army Central environmental contractors, recently began testing procured biodegradable materials with food waste from base dining facilities in a live composting demonstration at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The demonstration led by Vectrus allowed the team of contractors to examine new biodegradable materials and identify processes best suited for building base resiliency, reducing waste sent to landfills, and establishing an enduring legacy of environmental sustainability efforts on U.S. Army installations in Kuwait.

Key leaders from Area Support Group - Kuwait were in attendance at the demonstration as biodegradable bags filled with shreddings of the PLA (polylactic acid derived from corn starch materials) dining utensils, vegetable discards, eggshells, coffee grounds, and base shrubbery were emptied into a compost bin.

The testing is focused on determining how long it takes PLA materials to decompose in this unique environment as part of an effort to adopt environmental initiatives that help achieve base resiliency and enhance environmental stability. The process identified and demonstrated by Vectrus decreases the time required for items in plastic bags and utensils to fully decompose from 80 years to three months or less, a significant improvement.

Additionally, as part of a concurrent effort in the team's waste reduction initiative to support the local economy, all the compost materials used in the test were procured from Kuwaiti vendors.

"We are excited to help lead this compost testing phase at Camp Arifjan that represents significant progress in meeting the Army's environmental sustainability goals in Kuwait, while supporting the local economy and improving base resiliency," said Chuck Prow, president and chief executive officer of Vectrus.

For additional information about Vectrus' environment, safety, and health initiatives, visit

About Vectrus:
Vectrus is a leading provider of global service solutions with a history in the services market that dates back more than 70 years. The company provides facility and base operationssupply chain and logistics servicesinformation technology mission support; and engineering and digital technology services primarily to U.S. government customers around the world. Vectrus is differentiated by operational excellence, superior program performance, a history of long-term customer relationships and a strong commitment to its clients' mission success. Vectrus is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., and includes about 7,100 employees spanning 148 locations in 26 countries and territories. In 2019, Vectrus generated sales of $1.4 billion. For more information, visit the company's website at or connect with Vectrus on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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