Single stream recycling kicks off at Barry University
Oct. 1, 2008
Contact: Julianna M. Klose
Single stream recycling kicks off at Barry University today
Barry University is introducing single stream recycling on campus Wednesday, Oct. 1 becoming the first campus in South Florida to do so.
The new technology will make it easier for Barry students, faculty and staff to recycle by placing all their recyclable items – paper, plastic, aluminum – in a single container for collection and processing. When used in communities, the method has been shown to increase the amount of recycled goods by 30 percent, also benefiting the environment by cutting down on the number of collection vehicles on the road.
Students, faculty and staff will be able to collect recyclables in their rooms and offices, which will then be delivered to designated collection points on campus.
The technology is being introduced in collaboration with Waste Management, which has introduced similar technology in communities throughout South Florida. Barry is the first university in the region, however, to utilize single stream recycling on campus.
Single stream recycling officially kicks off at Barry Wednesday, Oct. 1 and is the most recent in a string of environmentally-friendly initiatives:
If you would like more information on single stream recycling, or any of these initiatives, please contact me at any of the numbers listed below.