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Sustainability

You’ve probably heard all the recycling facts like recycling 1 aluminum can save enough energy to run your TV for 3 hours or if we recycle all our newspapers, we’d save 250,000,000 trees. What does that mean to you? Probably not a lot.

For most people, recycling is something that happens when it’s convenient; maybe if you’re walking by a recycling container. What I’d like to do is to share what happens to your refuse when it lands in the trash containers instead of the appropriate recycling container.

What happens when you throw away trash at University Park?

What happens to the recycling at University Park?

For recycling, University Park works with the Centre County Solid Waste Authority (CCSWA). It has the most comprehensive program within a 100-mile radius, especially for paper, which is the largest percentage of University Park’s waste stream.

So, next time you have a choice to hang on to that plastic bottle to recycle later or put that newspaper in your back pack to put in recycling container in your building, hopefully you’ll remember there is a big cost savings (and environmental savings!) to you by simply putting your trash in the right containers!

Go visit www.green.psu.edu for more information!!


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