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Green Tip of the Week: Recycling Works

When one sees a classroom recycling bin filled with an assortment of unrecyclable garbage, it is easy to form the perception that MCC is utterly hopeless at recycling.  This perception, however, is false.  According to a waste audit study conducted in April of 2008, MCC diverts 41% of its waste stream to recycling facilities.  Much of this is paper, but an increasing number of containers are also being recycled, thanks in part to those recycling bins with round holes that one sees in some of the public areas on campus.  A 41% diversion rate is quite good, but we can certainly improve even further if we encourage each other to deposit containers in the appropriate bins, and to  put only paper in the open-topped, classroom bins.

Matt Fox
Green Group