Recycling at SLU

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24 Νοε 2013 (πριν από 4 χρόνια και 1 μήνα)

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Recycling at
SLU

Kelley Krejnik


Masters of Sustainability
Student


Facilities Services
Sustainability Coordinator

SUSTAINABILITY:

Meeting current social and economic needs without
compromising environmental resources for future generations.

Recycling is a visible part of being sustainable.

Participation is recycling is a building block for promoting
sustainable development on campus.

Do you recycle already?

How many of you recycle at work or at home?


Rules Change:


Every place has slightly different rules and
restrictions for recycling.


As recycling technology evolves, the system
for recycling also changes.


I want to clarify current rules for recycling at SLU.

Recycle to save money.


Removing trash from
campus costs 33% more
than removing recycling.*


Therefore, throwing
recyclables into the trash is
like tossing money into a
landfill.


The more we maximize our
recycling potential, the
more money we can save
and divert from landfills to
other money and resource
-
saving sustainability
initiatives on campus.


*33% is an approximation

Recycling removal costs less.

60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
110%
FY09
FY10
FY11
FY12
% Change
Waste & Recycling Expenses
% Change
Since SLU has introduced single
-
stream recycling,
waste collection costs have been slashed by 18%,
saving tens of thousands of dollars annually.

SLU is a Single
-
Stream Campus.

That means
everyday
recyclables go
together

in the same container.


Help out SLU, toss
it in the
BLUE
.

Where does
Single
-
Stream go?


Look for
BLUE

containers.


T
hey come in all different
shapes and sizes, but the
color is consistent.

Single
-
Stream Recycling

Look at what’s in front of you now.

Can you recycle that?


Soda Cans?


Water
Bottles?


Plastic cups?


Handouts?


Coffee Cups + Warmers?


Napkins?


SLU’s goal is to double
it’s 2012 recycling rate
to
30%
.


This should be easy
to achieve since…


Most

of what you
throw away can be
recycled.

For you to keep:

Single
-
Stream
Recycling

What is recyclable on
your table right now?


Coffee
Cups and
Warmers?


Napkins
?


(if unused or hardly
used)

Single
-
Stream Recycling

Look at what’s in front of you now.
Can you recycle that?


Soda Cans?


YES!

Single
-
Stream Recycling

What is recyclable on
your table right now?


Water Bottles?


Plastic cups?


Plastic plates?


Utensils
?


Look for the stamp.



SLU collects all 1
-
7 (no
styrofoam
)

Single
-
Stream Recycling

Recycle these today!


Soda cans


Water bottles


Plastic cups


Handouts


Paper coffee cups
and cardboard
warmers


Unused napkins




Keep your brochure/flyer as a
reference


r
ecycling.slu.edu

has more info

Recyclables don’t have to be
perfect to get recycled.

Collect recycling in blue bins.

Waste Management empties dumpsters and delivers
recycling to
RockTenn

Recycling Centers.

RockTenn

recycles SLU’s
paper, metal, plastic and glass.

Contents from blue bins
goes into dumpsters
with yellow lids.

03/2013

Local Recycling Center
Locations

E
-
Waste


We also collect E
-
waste but
separately
from Single
-
Stream


E
-
waste is “anything with a cord”


Appliances


Electronics


Speak to your department about this
and/or go to
famisweb.slu.edu

to request
an e
-
waste pick
-
up.


Also use
famis

for single
-
stream requests if you have large
collections such as shelves of folders, journals, magazines, etc.

Questions?


recycling.slu.edu

has all the resources I
shared today plus more information about
upcoming events and details about what
can be recycled and where to recycle it.