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Group Project 3

  1. 1. Considerations of Recycling at McDaniel Campus Kevin Jubb Dr. McMillan Environmental Health Bio 2209 01 Group Project 3 How Green is the Green Terror
  2. 2. What is being done? <ul><li>Paper recycling bins </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling cans around dorms </li></ul><ul><li>Aluminum recycling cans </li></ul><ul><li>Charging cost of paper </li></ul><ul><li>Increased use of electronic documents </li></ul>
  3. 3. Recycling Bins 8:00 am in the Library Lab 3:00 pm in the Library Lab
  4. 4. Recycling Cans around dorms
  5. 5. Aluminum Recycling Cans
  6. 6. $ Charging at Computer Labs $
  7. 7. Increase in Computer Files
  8. 8. Recyclemania <ul><li>A competition for colleges and universities to promote recycling and waste reduction. </li></ul><ul><li>Looking for: largest amount of recyclables, per student, largest total recyclables, least amount of trash per student, and highest recycling rate. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Recyclmania http://www.recyclemaniacs.org/index.htm
  10. 10. McDaniel College Recyclemania Facts <ul><li>10 weeks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>26,430 pounds of paper, cardboard, bottles, cans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14.13 pounds per person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Driving force behind recycle bins at dorms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reusable grocery bags on sale at Pub </li></ul>
  11. 11. Worthwhile Efforts? How this truck looks everyday. Higher participation is vital.
  12. 12. Worthwhile Efforts? <ul><li>Low participation means low results </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Plant workers seen throwing recycling into garbage dumpsters </li></ul><ul><li>Dorms without elevators still lack recycle bins anywhere on floor </li></ul><ul><li>No clear incentive for students to recycle on campus! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Who is accountable? <ul><li>School administration? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Press: “The school however did not provide a single recycling bin out on the football field area.” Evan Ticknor. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce amount of paper, plastic, glass, and cardboard thrown away every semester. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Who is Accountable? <ul><li>Maintenance / Physical Plant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School affiliates are always seen throwing recycling into the trash </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Administrative Assistants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the leading recyclers on campus they too still have a long way to go to reduce the amount of paper thrown away daily. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Recycling Opportunities We need more places on campus to recycle! Recycling in cafeteria? ~ Not an option… thousands of plastic utensils thrown away every week.
  16. 16. Reference <ul><li>Examiner. McDaniel College joins schools in green movement. Examiner.com. 17 Nov 2008. http://www.examiner.com/a-1289675~McDaniel_College_joins_schools_in_growing_green_movement.html . </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Sustainability. McDaniel Homepage. 17 Nov 2008. http://www.McDaniel.edu/8564.htm . </li></ul><ul><li>McDaniel College Environmental Resource. FAQ McDaniel. 17 Nov 2008. http://student.mcdaniel.edu/~jac006/Environwebsite/faqmcdaniel.html . </li></ul><ul><li>Ticknor E. More Than Recycling. McDaniel Free Press. 17 Nov 2008. 10(5): 14. </li></ul>

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