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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Portland State University Solid Waste Assessment Report

Title:
Portland State University Solid Waste Assessment Report

Abstract:
With the goal of providing recommendations for improving waste diversion and reduction efforts on campus, university staff sorted through 690 pounds of campus garbage to find out what portion of materials could have been diverted from the landfill through recycling and composting, or avoided altogether by using durable goods. Recommendations to lower the percentage of materials that could have been composted (35 percent) and recycled (13 percent) include increased collection and education, enhanced recycling infrastructure and signage, and replacing restroom paper towels with efficient air hand driers.

URL:
http://www.pdx.edu/sustainability/news/psu-waste-sort-reveals-opportunities

Source:
Portland State University Campus Sustainability Office

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
Not Available

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