Carlsbad Unified School District took an extra step for Earth Day. The school district celebrates Earth Day year-round by participating in a program that recycles students’ foam lunch trays, often mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam. Read the full story at The Coast News Group.
Recycling Case Studies: Schools
Central Michigan University has just became another college campus to support foam recycling, as legislation to install foam recycling containers for laundry rooms in residence halls has passed. The bill passed in both the House and Senate for Central’s Student Government Association during their November 23 meeting. In an effort to achieve a more environmentally friendly campus, the Sustainability Committee helped endorse the bill.
Davis, Calif. (October 21, 2015) – The green freshman move-in day at the University of California Davis remains as a successful and eco-friendly tradition. Marking its sixth year of holding a move-in recycling drive, the university collected half a truckload of foam packaging; creating new heights for the future of recycling. In addition, last year UC Davis collected nearly 500 pounds of foam food containers.
As the “back to school” chaos of September returns and colleges are back in session, schools are continuing to find innovative methods to improve their recycling programs on campus. Larger schools across the country are launching new polystyrene foam collection efforts to their students, staff, and local communities.
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