Why is recycling important?
Recycling saves energy and reduces waste. Why does this matter? Even though we may not be around hundreds of years from now, future generations will and will need the resources the earth has to offer. If we don’t recycle, not only will we run out of resources, but we will also run out of places to store our waste.
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What is single stream recycling and does it really work?
Single stream recycling takes all of your combined recyclable materials – paper, plastic, aluminum, glass, etc – and sorts them out so they can be individually recycled. Why is this so great? You don’t need to sort through your recyclable items to divide them up by material, just put them all together and put them in the recycling bin!
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Which bins on campus are recycling and which are trash?
Each area has both types of bins. The trash bins are currently painted green and the recycling bins are painted grey.
Does it matter what type of bag I use to throw out my recycled items?
No! Use any type of bag – plastic bag, trash bag, and paper bags – anything works!
Does it really make a difference?
♦ About 125 recycled aluminum cans save up enough energy required to supply power to one home for 1 day.
♦ A recycled glass bottle can save enough energy to run a computer for 25 minutes.
♦ Glass is never wears out and can be recycled forever. However, a glass bottle takes approximately 1 million years to decompose in a landfill site.
♦ Recycling an aluminum can preserves enough energy required to run a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours, a computer for 3 hours or a TV for 2 hours.
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Why are there more recycling bins than trash bins on campus?
Approximately 80% of what you use can be recycled. The amount of recycling bins is to account for that high percentage.
What do I do with old batteries?
There is a bin in each residence hall to recycle your batteries. If you cannot find it, please email email@example.com. The Environmental Health & Safety department will collect them and ensure that they are properly recycled.
How do I recycle old cell phones?
Loyola coordinates a Cell Phones for Soldiers program, so you can donate old phones and they will be distributed to soldiers overseas so that they can make calls home. Also, they can be recycled through Environmental Health & Safety by calling (410) 617-1120.
What if I put something in the recycling bin that isn’t recyclable?
We have a 5% contamination allowance rate, so even if a tiny item is not recycled, the rest of the bin will still be recycled
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