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WVU Recycles 16 Tons of Cardboard Collected from Move-In Weekend

West Virginia University students are back in class after a successful move-in weekend that featured literal tons of carboard recycling.

September 1, 2023

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West Virginia University students are back in class after a successful move-in weekend that featured literal tons of carboard recycling.

Each year, the Office of Sustainability holds a “move-in weekend cardboard recycling program” at West Virginia University that encourages and introduces students to recycle on campus. Volunteers of the program helped students and parents recycle 16 tons of cardboard during the move-in weekend.

Cardboard was broken down by the volunteers and placed in containers that are set to be delivered to recycling facilities. Meanwhile, plastic packaging and Styrofoam was collected and disposed of in landfill-bound containers.

West Virginia approximates that nearly 50% of the school’s yearly single-stream recycling is made up of cardboard. Officials say that cardboard and plastic wrap are two of the highest-volume waste communities during move-in weekend.

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