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Recycling Revolution Hits Rider Hall
In an effort to help students learn about responsible recycling practices, a pilot recycling program will take place on the University of Northern Iowa campus this fall. The Rider Hall Recycling Revolution (RRR) will start in student's dorm rooms in Rider Hall and will be initiated through the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC).
"Recycling containers will be placed in each room for student use, and we will be taking measurements from the residence hall on a weekly basis," according to Jenny Bruss, RRTTC program and community outreach coordinator. A recycling presentation highlighting the prose of recycling and proper recycling preparation will be given to students. Students also will learn how to prepare recycling to avoid contamination.
Tyler Lorenzen, senior biology teaching major from Oelwein and RRTTC student employee, said, "waste reduction can be a tricky process, especially for an institution, as it's really hard to get people to change their habits and behavior. We hope this program will help students become more responsible and develop better recycling habits while living on campus."
Lorenzen also said efforts to spread the "recycling revolution" across campus will depend on the results of the pilot program. "We hope to have this program spread to other dormitories across campus and help recycling become a habit for students instead of throwing recyclable items in the trash."
The program is sponsored by the RRTTC, Green Project UNI and the Department of Residence.
For more information, contact Phil Wilson, RRTTC student employee, at (319)-273-3858 or firstname.lastname@example.org.