New Recycling Station in Rocket Hall!
Check it out! UT has installed a brand new recycling station in Rocket Hall! There are several more stations in other buildings on Main Campus and Health Science Campus. SEED is currently working on a grant to fund 65 more stations across all three campuses.
The overall purpose of the station is to bring recycling to the forefront to one, increase recycling, and two, to educate the UT community about the importance of recycling. Recycling stations will allow students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the University, to conveniently deposit their waste in the correct bin for proper disposal. It is well known that unless a recycling container is located by every trash container, it is unlikely people will walk the extra distance to recycle. Each recycling station will therefore have three different containers collecting different waste streams: plastics and aluminum, paper, and trash. But these stations are more than just receptacles for these materials; they provide a focal point in each building, showcasing the importance of recycling. An integral part of each station is the informational and educational bulletin board hung above each cabinet. This board will hold professionally designed signage that informs the UT community about the station. It provides area for educational material on recycling, as well as an area for updates on upcoming recycling events ranging from Community E-Waste events, to RecycleMania, to Office Clutter Clean Out Days. Just to remind everyone of what we recycle:
In the “Containers” bin:
PLASTICS: plastic bottles, plastic jugs, surgical plastics, detergent containers, hard plastic, and films (clear only)
METALS: aluminum cans, steel cans, and tin cans
In the “Paper” Container:
White or colored office paper, envelopes, other office type papers, and magazines
Thank you for supporting Rocket Recycling Services and the SEED Initiative! Ideas on where these stations should be located or where a recycling bin is needed? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions!
Brooke Mason is the Interim Sustainability Specialist for The University of Toledo. A 2012 Bowling Green State University graduate with a degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, Brooke is obsessive about environmental sustainability. In her position, she works on initiatives ranging from energy conservation, to recycling, to transportation, and much more. She is passionate about working with and educating students about the topic of sustainability. Everyday Brooke works to ensure the current generation can meet their need without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. In her spare time, she loves reading novels, oil painting, and exploring the outdoors.
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