"RECYCLING: IT'S IN YOUR HANDS"
Updated: August 6, 2008
The goal of the University of Lethbridge paper recycling program is to reduce the amount of waste paper on campus. Everyone in the university community can benefit in some way from achieving this goal.
How We Benefit
- The U of L saves $5,700 annually in landfill costs because we recycle our paper and cardboard.
- By owning our own recycling equipment, and given the current market conditions, we have the opportunity to actually generate a sizable revenue from the sale of our recyclable paper.
- We all receive the satisfaction of knowing that our efforts help to reduce the amount of waste that enters our environment.
- The U of L presently transports 86,500 kilograms of recycled paper and cardboard to the depot on an annual basis. That figure makes us the largest institutional source or recycled paper in the city.
- We are among the leaders in Southern Alberta for recycling with the most advanced and organized paper recycling program of all institutions in Lethbridge.
What does 86,500 kilograms mean for the environment?
How can you help?
- There are several ways that you can help stamp out the illusion of unlimited landfill space:
- Start by purchasing a coffee mug for "styrofoam free" coffee breaks
- Do double-sided photocopying whenever possible.
- Ask yourself "Do I really need to make a paper copy of my message?" Could you send this message electronically by using email instead?
- Print faxes on clean side of used paper.
- Edit documents on screen as much as possible before printing.
- The recycling program will continue to grow and become profitable
as long as we, the students, staff and professors of the U of L
are willing to put forth the effort necessary for the program's
success. Take a look at our brochure
for the recycling services the U of L offers.
Central Bulk Recycling Stations on Campus
If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
|Judy Jaeger, Manageremail@example.com||329-2060|
|Jerzy Szpakowski, Recycling Technician||332-1916|