Waste Management and Recycling
Waste management and recycling can be one of the hardest issues facing campus sustainability efforts. Very few materials are truly recyclable, and they must be empty, clean, and dry before disposal. And a bin of clean recyclables can be easily contaminated by careless disposal of dirty materials.
Sustainability efforts focus reducing the waste generated on campus by people and operations, limiting the use of materials that cannot be efficiently recycled (plastics), promoting recycling best practices, and supporting the purchase of sustainable products.