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Rethink Recycling in Classrooms and Offices
Better recycling must begin at the bin, where sorting reduces contamination and landfill waste. Here are some ways you can make lasting improvements in campus recycling:
· Begin a conversation in your unit about recycling in coordination with building maintenance staff and your Building/Energy Point of Contact.
· Learn the facts of recycling at Miami (www.pfd.muohio.edu/recycling/index.jsp ) and share with your colleagues. For example, only contents of blue or green bins are recycled, everything else goes to the landfill.
· Look at where your bins are placed. Can you co-locate paper and bottle/can recycling bins with trash cans? Some departments have increased recycling and reduced custodial costs by removing excess trash cans and centralizing sorting.
· Consider ways to foster a culture of recycling among your peers and other general building users like students or the public.
Learn more about RecycleMania at www.recyclemaniacs.org .