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Are You Recycling Correctly? Maybe.

By David Knowles. There are intricacies to waste sorting that we think we understand but we really really do not. Your local recycling program might not accept all recyclable items and putting things in the recycling bin that cannot be recycled will contaminate the recycling stream. This can be confusing,…
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March 24, 2021
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A “Decent” Economy

“If you define the goal of a society as GNP , that society will do its best to produce GNP. It will not produce welfare, equity, justice, or efficiency unless you define a goal and regularly measure and report the state of welfare, equity, justice, or efficiency.” ~Donella Meadows More…
Mike Kensler
February 1, 2021
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Recycling In An Imperfect World

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG) 12 is to “ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.” “Consumption and production drive the global economy, but also wreak havoc on planetary health through the unsustainable use of natural resources. The global material footprint is increasing faster than population growth and economic output.” –…
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November 2, 2020
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Purchasing for Your Health & Our Planet

You may have heard the phrase “your vote is your dollar”- where you choose to spend your money speaks to the products and services that you value and support. By purchasing products that minimize negative environmental impacts by using safe ingredients and ethical, energy-efficient manufacturing or from companies that demonstrate…
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October 28, 2020
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Recycling: It’s a Team Effort

Walmart founder, Sam Walton, said, “We’re all working together; that’s the secret.” Let me tell you about our little secret! At Auburn, we are making a difference in waste reduction at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) by working together. The CVM has partnered with AU Waste Reduction…
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August 30, 2019
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Waste Reduction, Recycling, and Climate

Post contributed by Joan Hicken, Coordinator, Waste Reduction and Recycling Department Greenhouse gases from human activities are the most significant driver of observed climate change according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Resource extraction and processing, manufacturing, transportation, consumption and waste management all result in greenhouse gas emissions. Rising levels of…
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February 26, 2018
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Recycling Drop-Off Center Now Available On Campus

Post contributed by Lindsay Souders, Student Employee, Waste Reduction and Recycling Department One of the ways the Waste Reduction and Recycling Department is working to promote sustainability on campus is by recycling – diverting useful materials from the waste stream in an effort to reduce our dependence on landfills. To…
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February 26, 2018