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Reducing, Reusing & Recycling at the University of Alaska

The University of Alaska is working to spread awareness of the need to reduce, reuse & recycle amongst its students. The University is always keen to challenge students and offers a wide range of degrees from Environmental Science, Marine Biology to Art, English Literature and many more at its University of Alaska Southeast unit.

The University's Juneau campus is based in beautiful surroundings full of natural wildlife, eager to keep it this way the University is focusing on caring for their environment by encouraging its students to 'think' before they put things in the trash.

Reducing and Reusing is a great way of decreasing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and incinerators. Purchasing only the amount that you need or buying used products is a great way of doing this. Before placing something in the trash think about whether it could be recycle. The more we recycle, the more we reduce the need for new raw materials, save energy (compared with making a product from scratch) and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The University of Alaska selected 15 of the Nexus® 36G recycling containers for commingled recycling and coordinated this with a further 15 of the Nexus 36G Trash receptacles for their non-recyclable waste to be placed around the Juneau Campus at the University of Alaska Southeast.

The University of Alaska Southeast unit personalized the Nexus 36G recycling containers by choosing to add customized graphics containing the University's logo, and choosing color apertures to help make them instantly recognizable to students.

Reducing, Reusing & Recycling at the University of Alaska
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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