Category Archives: recycling

Recycling Q&A: Contamination

Q: How much should we worry about contamination? A: If we can stay focused on the big ones (like the paper towels, trash, blood, etc) staying out of the recycling pulls, you guys should be ok! -Kristin Marino, Waste Management

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SMU recycles!

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Recycling Q&A: Waxy paper

Q: Can you educate us about the difference between waxy coffee cups (like Starbucks cups) which aren’t allowed and seemingly waxy milk cartons which are on the posters as allowable? A: During the sorting process at recycling facilities, cartons behave more … Continue reading

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Caught Green-Handed: John Gray

Virginia-Snider’s famous RA John Gray recycles his coffee cup lid and sleeve- but not the waxy paper cup. Celebrating Virginia-Snider’s new first place RecycleMania ranking!

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Caught Green-Handed: Coach Rhonda Rompola

SMU Womens Basketball Coach Rhonda Rompola, “Caught Green-Handed” in Crum Basketball Center

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Caught Green-Handed: Kevin Dilliard

The University’s Sustainability Administrator, Kevin Dilliard, is responsible for centralizing all campus information regarding sustainability programs and initiatives, developing community outreach programs, and working with faculty, staff, and student sustainability organizations. In other words, go to this guy with your … Continue reading

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Your Blue Bin: WM’s Got it Sorted

Waste Management is SMU’s new recycling service, and they came to campus to let us know what’s up. The following is a summary of what E-Reps Jewel Lipps, Nick Saulnier, and Gwen Carris learned. Recycling, as simple as it gets … Continue reading

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Why Not?

By CM E-Rep Emily Steinke I think we can all agree recycling is pretty important. It’s such a simple thing, and an easy way to take care of our environment. The other day, as I dumped my tray in the … Continue reading

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Pesky Plastics at Mac’s Place

Any environmentally oriented person will tell you that plastic is one of their biggest pet peeves, and for good reason! Most plastic containers and bottles are made up of polyethylene terephthalate or, more commonly known as PET. PET almost never degrades … Continue reading

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