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Scholars Day: April 9, 2014


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Recycling in the Dorms

The recycling rate during the 2010/2011 fiscal year at the College at Brockport was 36.6% generated; not much more than the National average of 34.7% (EPA.gov). Approximately 75% of the trash we produce can be recycled, though ~30% is actually recycled. A closer look at recycling on campus is warranted. It is important to recycle because the earth is a finite planet, recycling saves resources and energy, and plays a huge part in conservation. Container recycling weights and number of people who recycle paper in the residence halls will be determined for 6 weeks (2-weeks baseline, 2-weeks intervention, 2-weeks post). We will determine the effect on the recycling weights and number of people recycling during the pre-, intervention and post-intervention collection due to the intervention strategies employed. Based on the recycling numbers and surveys data, possible recommendations for increasing recycling will be addressed along with information regarding why recycling is important.


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Presenter: Sarah Albers (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Environmental Science
Location: 103 Edwards
Time: 11:05 am Session II