University Puts Garbage in Public to Raise Recycling Awareness
Student volunteers sorted through a load of garbage Wednesday to raise awareness about recycling on the University of Minnesota Campus, the Star Tribune reported.
A garbage truck emptied its entire load in of Coffman Memorial Union on the university campus Wednesday. Volunteers started to sort through the load of garbage in search of recyclable material shortly after. The effort hopes to increase the amount of recycling done on campus and decrease waster per student.
The Star Tribune reports that recycling efforts have been going on at the university for 25 years. Currently only 32 percent of waste at University is recycled.
Dana Donatucci, the director of university recycling programs hopes to increase that to 50 percent.
Wednesday's event and the university's recycling programs are part of the university RecycleMania effort. RecycleMania is a competition between university to reduce waste and increase recycling.