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Is it garbage or recyclable? 30-50 percent of recyclables end up in trash
During the RecycleMania competition, which runs Feb. 6-April 2, academic buildings may be selected at random for a trash audit. Prior to the start of this year's competition, Bachelor Hall was inspected resulting in some interesting findings.
These findings mirrored those from last semester's trash sort by the student group Green Oxford, which found 26 percent could have been recycled.
The trash audit was conducted by Clarence Blevins, manager of trucking and special services, and Janice Cantrell, building and grounds manager.
Instead of placing recyclables in the trash, where they end up in the Rumpke landfill, its important to remember to place bottles, cans, paper and corrugated cardboard in the green and blue recycling bins.
“Little changes in how we sort and dispose our waste have big impacts,” according to David Prytherch, Miami’s sustainability coordinator. “So let’s use Recyclemania to rethink recycling at Miami.”