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Plastic Bags
It takes an estimated 12 million barrels of oil to produce the 380 billion plastic bags
that are used in the United States every year. Only 1-2% of these bags are recycled,
and the rest end up in landfills, oceans, or blowing in the wind. These bags harm up
to 267 documented animal species, our health, and the environment. While the best
solution is to not use plastic bags at all (BYOBag!), recycling your plastic bags so they
can be repurposed diverts the plastic bags you have to use from the waste stream.
Plastic bag collection boxes are located in the second floor hub of each dorm building.
Terracycle
TerraCycle recycles previously non-recyclable or hard to recycle waste and turns
those products into unique products. Our schools TerraCycle system collects many
items including chip bags, food pouches, candy wrappers, cheese packaging,
cleaner packaging, drink pouches, cereal bags, oral care items (toothpaste tube,
toothbrush, floss container), deodorant containers, personal care and beauty
products, flip-flops, and writing instruments, among other things.
TerraCycle boxes are located in the second floor hub of each dorm building,
along with a sign detailing what can and cannot be accepted.
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Free Boxes & The Free Store
Reusing items is an important part of sustainability.
When you have an item you no longer need, but think someone else might like, please place it
in a Free Box. The second floor hub of every residence hall has a Free Box. When they are full,
the contents of these boxes are brought down to the Free Store.
The Free Store is located in Withey basement, near the office of Student Life and open each
week day from 8am to 5pm. You are welcome to shop In the free store for anything you may
need during these hours!
DO BRING :
DO NOT BRING :
Clean Clothes
Dirty Clothes
Unopened Food
Underwear
Shoes
Open Food
Books
Broken Furniture
Kitchen Supplies
Broken Appliances
Fabric
Broken Electronics
Things to put in your Free Box:
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