Recycling at UMD just got easier. As part of a national recycling bin grant made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation, UMD is now home to an additional 50 recycling bins.
Christine Lovejoy, a planner in UMD Facilities Management, says, “We wanted to get recycling bins into classrooms, where we were noticing the most recyclables in the trash. This grant was a great way to accomplish this without costing the campus anything. We were also fortunate that the bin style matched our current bins, helping us to keep a consistent message throughout campus.”
“The additional recycling bins align with campus goals,” said Chris Stevens, manager of UMD Custodial Services. “It improves customer service across campus and promotes sustainability. Recyclables should not be going to our landfill waste.”
“Research has shown that convenience is a key factor in getting people to recycle,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. “With Coca-Cola’s continued support, the recycling bins provided through the grant program create literally thousands of new opportunities for people to recycle in public areas across the country.”
Recipients were chosen by Keep America Beautiful based on criteria including the extent of their need, recycling experience, and their ability to sustain the program in the future. Special outreach was made to colleges and universities through a partnership with the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC), a membership organization serving campus recycling managers.
Recycling at UMD is easy. All recycling can be co-mingled. Soda cans, plastic bottles, and paper items can all be placed in the new classroom recycling bins.
UMD Facilities Management
Recycling is only one of the sustainable efforts from UMD Facilities Management. In addition, they are leaders in green cleaning, energy-efficient buildings, and sustainable grounds practices. Learn more about UMD's sustainable efforts, and visit UMD Facilities Management online.
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