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Sustainability: Campus Recycling

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Recycling on Campus

recyling brochure

Stark State College currently recycles the following items:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Metal Cans
  • Plastic
    • Numbers 1 through 7
    • Please rinse containers
    • Remove lids
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Glass
    • Clear & Brown ONLY
    • Please rinse containers
    • Remove lids
  • Batteries (Timken Bldg lobby)

  • Cell Phones (Interfaith Ministries)

  • E-Waste (1x each term)

Recycling and Global Warming

Stop Trashing the Climate
This report documents the link between climate change and unsustainable patterns of consumption and wasting, dispels myths about the climate benefits of landfill gas recovery and waste incineration, outlines policies needed to effect change, and offers a roadmap for how to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within a short period.

Help Stark State Recycle!

When You Can’t Reduce or Reuse… Recycle!

Paper…

For every ton of paper recycled, we save...  

Ø2 barrels of oil;
Ø7,000 gallons of water;
Ø3 cubic yards of landfill space;
Ø4,100 kilowatt hours of energy;
Ø17 trees

Aluminum cans…  

Recycling aluminum uses less than 5% of the energy used to make the original product.  Recycling ONE aluminum beverage can saves enough energy to run a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours, a computer for 3 hours, or a TV for 2 hours.

Plastic…  

Producing new plastic from recycled material uses only two-thirds of the energy required to manufacture it from virgin raw materials.  FIVE 2-liter recycled PET bottles produce enough fiberfill to make a ski jacket; 36 recycled bottles can make ONE square yard of carpet.

Glass…  

Producing glass from virgin materials requires 30% more energy than producing it from crushed, used glass. Recycling ONE ton of glass saves equivalent of TEN gallons of oil.  

 

For more information about recycling at Stark State College, please see the Campus Recycling Guide.

Infographic - Plastic Bag Bans

Campus Recycling Guide

This guide provides the standard procedures, locations and FAQs for recycling at Stark State College.

Recycling Questions and Requests

If you have a questions about recycling on campus or would like to request a box/bin to collect recyclable materials, please contact:

Val Mayle, Custodial Supervisor - Facilities & Maintenance at:  vmayle@starkstate.edu 

Stefanie Smith, AIA, LEED AP, Sustainability Coordinator & Green Building Consultant at:  ssmith2@starkstate.edu