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Be more green: How Texas Wesleyan recycles

03.19.2019 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

Did you know that in 2018, Texas Wesleyan recycled an average of one ton of recycling materials every month. We want to double that number in 2019 and you can help! Check out what you can do to keep TXWES blue, gold and green!

Single-Stream Recycling

Texas Wesleyan University utilizes a single-stream recycling program. Single-stream recycling reduces the need to sort between recycling materials since a sorting process is performed at Waste Management’s plant. Recyclable materials should be placed in the green recycling bins around campus. Trash that cannot be recycled and must be placed in a general use trash bin (all trash containers that are not green). If trash is placed in a recycling bin, it contaminates that whole bag of recycling.

What can I recycle?

  • Paper
  • Cardboard (excluding pizza boxes)
  • Plastic containers
  • Aluminum
  • Tin
  • Steel
  • Glass

What should I trash?

  • Styrofoam
  • Food wrap
  • Liquids
  • Food
  • Tissues
  • Paper towels

Four benefits of recycling

  1. Decreases volume of waste that goes to landfills and incinerators
  2. Conserves our natural resources
  3. Prevents pollution by decreasing dependence on new raw materials
  4. Saves energy

Source: the EPA's site on recycling basics

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