220 lbs of plastic bags kept out of the landfill
Twenty-three bales, weighing 220 pounds, were collected by Housing and Residence Life during move in and the months of September and October. Students, Alexandria Fox and Tabitha Schafer, baled the plastic bags and wrap. The bales were donated to REACH Inc., an Eau Claire nonprofit, which will recycle the plastic through a Wisconsin company that makes composite plastic decking and other products.
Learn how to recycle AND get free wash
Reserve the SEED program "Recycling on Campus: It's No Waste of Time" between now and Oct. 31 and you can earn two free washes by participating in the SEED event. During this fun, interactive program you will learn what you can recycle in Davies Center and what you can recycling in the Residence Halls. Just go to http://bit.ly/1GhR6zk and reserve this program today.
Hurry the offer of free wash is only good until Oct. 31.
During the summer we retrofit water fountains
Housing and Residence Life didn't want to scrap the older water fountains that were still working but still wanted to make it easier for students to fill water bottles. So we found a way to retrofit the older fountains with spouts. Give them a try.
Do you realize Americans use 1,500 plastic water bottles every second. There are 50 billion plastic bottles bought worldwide every year and 80 percent end up in the landfill. Don't contribute to this pollution. Use the new retrofit water fountains and fill up that reusable bottle!