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Arizona State University’s Zero Waste Program Focuses on Student Outreach to Reduce Landfill Waste

The program currently has a goal of diverting at least 90 percent of the university’s waste from landfill.

Arizona State University is ramping up its waste reduction efforts with its Zero Waste program, which has a focus on student outreach. The program currently has a goal of diverting at least 90 percent of the university’s waste from landfill and according to the program manager, the university needs to students’ help to make this goal a reality.

To educate students on recycling, images of receptacles are located around campus and social media networks feature tips and reminders about how to properly dispose of waste.

The State Press has more details:

For ASU's Zero Waste program, reducing the University's waste is less about recycle bins and compost and more about outreach.

According to Zero Waste program coordinator and ASU graduate Katie Schumacher, Zero Waste is a diversion program and department that oversees the University’s goal to reduce the total amount of waste sent to the landfill by at least 90 percent.

“As our University grows, so does our waste footprint,” Schumacher said. “The impact that our University is having and how can we be a model institution for ways to divert waste is really one of (the program’s) big driving points.”

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