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MSU Students Recycle More, Send Less Trash to the Landfill

MSU Students Recycle More, Send Less Trash to the Landfill

Students in Montana State University’s residence halls recycled significantly more in the last fiscal year than they did during the previous fiscal year, while the amount of trash going to the landfill has also been reduced, according to MSU Residence Life.

In fiscal year 2014, MSU’s residence halls recycled 10,705 pounds of material, while in fiscal year 2015, the total pounds of recycled materials from the residence halls at MSU jumped to 32,601, according to James Tobin, assistant director of MSU Residence Life. To put the amount into perspective, 32,600 pounds is approximately equal in weight to about six cars, Tobin said.

In addition, the amount of garbage going to the landfills from MSU’s residence halls was reduced from 11,540 pounds in spring semester 2014 to 7,460 pounds in spring semester 2015, Tobin said.

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