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Clarkson Recycles

Talkin' Trash

At Clarkson we don't settle for the status quo! Students and employees met to discuss what was going right and wrong with recycling on campus. The result? "Clarkson Recycles," a plan to reduce waste and increase recycling.

Clarkson has renewed its ongoing campus recycling campaign with easy-to-access information, clear instructions, and a number of new recycling projects.

Well, recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. As a matter of fact, collecting recyclable materials is just the first step in a series of actions that generate a host of financial, environmental, and societal returns.

The more we recycle and don't throw into the trash, the less we spend on waste removal. These savings can be spent on better things—like campus beautification, building renovations, etc. But there's more to it than that!

Recycling prevents the emission of many greenhouse gases and water pollutants, saves energy, supplies valuable raw materials to industry, creates jobs, stimulates the development of greener technologies, conserves resources for our children's future, and reduces the need for new landfills and combustors.

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Explore the links above, then if you still have questions, contact us. There's much to be done. But if we all do our small part, our campus, the earth and your future will be better for it! Recycling is a better way!

Students in front of paper bundled for recycling
Members of the student environmental groups ECO, Deep Ecology, and NYWEA with bales of recycled paper and cardboard at Waste-Stream, Inc.

Clarkson University, including Campus Dining, the Clarkson Inn and the University Bookstore, has discontinued the purchase and use of polystyrene products -- commonly referred to as "Styrofoam." Read more.