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3: Begin a funded program that explores how "closed-loop"
initiatives can be developed on campus and in the local community
The short-term objectives for achieving
this vision are:
paper use across campus.
the percentage of paper that we recycle.
options regarding cardboard usage and waste.
implementing paper charges for student in computer labs.
and implement alternatives to paper announcements and flyers sent
to individual staff members.
and evaluate the possibility of using more recycled paper in offices
and computer labs.
Reduce amount of waste disposed.
of these objectives can only be achieved with the education of the
of the education issues are:
students to buy into using less paper.
disincentives for creating waste.
students about trash in public areas of campus (using proper receptacles,
about alternatives to paper copies and paper drafts.
offices about duplex printing.
engineering programs can also be involved in waste reduction
by designing closed-loop systems (where all materials used
in manufacturing are used somewhere else), instead of the
many current linear systems in place now.
programs can also help by fostering connections between businesses
that can provide “food” for each other.