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Dirty Jobs event at Kite Hill is another RecycleMania success.
by KATE RIPLEY
This article originally appeared in The Tiger on March 9, 2012
As part of RecycleMania, Clemson Recycling Services and CLEMSONLiVE hosted the university’s first ever “Clemson Dirty Jobs” event. Although Mike Rowe and his Discovery Channel television crew were not present to capture the action, 23 students helped make this waste audit possible, producing a total recycling rate of 85 percent.
Last week, Feb. 27-March 2, three teams made up of Clemson students from all walks of life met at the Kite Hill recycling center to do a dirty job: sort trash and save recyclable materials from the landfill. These three teams represented Students for Environmental Action (SEA), the Environmental Engineering graduate program, and the rowing and volleyball teams. Students geared up with haz-mat suits and gloves to tackle more than 1,800 pounds of waste.
Read more at: http://thetigernews.com/news.php?aid=7598&sid=1
Help Clemson Recycling Services start out RecycleMania right with our Kick-Off event on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.!
There will be games, giveaways and more- all devoted to promoting a sustainable campus. Located in both the Hendrix Loggia AND Union lobby,come to learn more about how YOU can take part in RecycleMania!
RecycleMania is a friendly competition among university recycling programs. During 8 weeks each spring, schools compete to reduce waste, increase recycling and raise awareness of conservation issues across campus.
HELP US BE #1 IN THE ACC!
For more information about RecycleMania, visit our Web sitewww.clemson.edu/facilities/recycling or www.recyclemaniacs.com
See you there!
via Students for Environmental Action: As I was eating some peanut M&Ms (love ’em) I looked on the back of the package and saw the message “Recycle this package” and the website. I went to it and it is SUPER AWESOME! All these things you didn’t think you could recycle, well you can! It was started by a student at Princeton University in 2001 and now they recycle waste from big corporations too. We could also collect some of this waste ourselves and send it in. The incentive is not only recycling, but each wrapper or package is worth 2 cents donated to the charity of our choice! Maybe one of our goals could be to set up official collection boxes next to all the trash bins in buildings. It wouldn’t be that bad since there’s only like one per hallway now!
Check out TerraCycle at: http://www.terracycle.net/en-US/