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Rensselaer Recycles!
Rensselaer Recycles is one of several campus greening projects within the Greening of Rensselaer Initiatives . Its mission is to dramatically reduce the proportion of Rensselaer's waste stream which ends up in landfills. It accomplishes this through integrated waste management methods, including physical plant changes, appropriate placement of toters and bins, and campus-wide educational efforts.
 
The Greening Coordinator, an employee of RPI's Auxiliary Support Services division, is responsible for all solid waste management on campus and hence supervises the recycling program. If you have any questions regarding the Rensselaer Recycles program, you may e-mail Emily Dodd, Greening Coordinator, at recycling@rpi.edu.
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WHY Recycle? There are many good reasons to participate in the recycling program. Some are fiscal. Rensselaer pays by the ton to dispose of its garbage but does not pay to recycle materials, so the recycling program helps Rensselaer save money.
 
Another good reason to recycle is that the materials can be reused either directly or in the manufacture of other goods. This reduces our reliance on virgin materials which often take more energy to process than reclaimed materials such as the ones we collect on campus.
 
WHERE
Can I Recycle?
Academic & Administrative Buildings
Residence Halls and Apartment Complexes
Off Campus Locations
 
 
WHAT
Can I Recycle?
Rensselaer recycles: newspaper, copy paper, stationary, construction paper, envelopes, manila folders, catalogs and brochures, glossy paper, (staples are okay) glass, aluminum and tin cans, plastics.
 
Other materials that are recycled include: electronics (monitors, computers, stereos, etc.-call for more information), sneakers (toters outside of Mother's, the Beman Firehouse, and in the Field House Hockey Office), batteries (the Environmental Education Center-Sage 2410), and cardboard (flatten and place in cardboard dumpster). Master List
 
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CURRENT PROJECTS
Environmental Education Center
Energy and Water Conservation
Recycling Program
Garden and Greenhouse
Reduce and Reuse at Rensselaer
 
GET INVOLVED!
URP Opportunities
EcoLogic works hard on Greening projects
ON-LINE GREENING RESOURCES
Services for Offices
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PAST GRANT PROPOSALS
The Strategic Initiative Proposal - 1997
The Strategic Initiative Proposal - 1996
The Strategic Initiative Proposal - 1995
This Recyling Proposal was submitted EcoLogic in May 1995
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Steve Davis daviss@rpi.edu
(Greening Coordinator)
 
Webmaster: devrid@rpi.edu

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