Thursday, April 10, 2008

Material in Recycling Bins Thrown Out with Garbage

The Georgetown Voice [Georgetown University, Washington, DC]
10 April 2008

Shattering the myths of recycling on campus

by Robyn Liska

[...] I'd like to bust a few of the "Recycling Myths" that float around campus. Hopefully, an explanation of the true state of recycling on campus can change the prevailing attitude. [...]

Myth #2: "Everything just gets thrown away."

While I, too, have heard rumors about maintenance crews throwing recycling into the trash bins, this is not the norm. It happens onoccasion because non-University contract employees have little incentive to keep the streams separate, but a new policy being implemented will train crews to do so. [...]