20 Jul '11, 7am

5 Steps to Boost Recycling on Campus

5 Steps to Boost Recycling on Campus

In some ways universities are similar to big companies when it comes to recycling -- multiple departments separate from one another, many different types of waste -- but they also face unique challenges, such as showing the value of recycling to a wider range of players -- students, staff, faculty -- than just employees. "We understand for us to get where we want to go, every single person has got to be involved," said David DeHart, associate director of environmental services at Rutgers University, speaking during a GreenBiz.com webcast yesterday. Rutgers wants to be seen as the leading environmentally-responsible university, DeHart said. More specifically, it wants to send no waste to landfill. Through its recycling program, started in 1972, Rutgers recycled 67 percent of its trash last year, and has avoided $2 million in landfill costs since 2005. "We must begin to view...

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