Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The average person in the U.S. produces over 1,680 pounds of waste each year. Waste can be slashed by 75% if you reduce what you consume, reuse what you have, and recycle or compost what you would normally pitch into the trash.

The energy saved by recycling a single aluminum can, or one glass bottle, could operate a television set for three hours, or light a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. If everyone on campus recycled one glass bottle or one aluminum can, we would avoid adding 9.6 metric tonnes (21,000 pounds) of CO2 to the atmosphere.