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Published on January 9, 2008

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Applying the Three “R’s” on the Mount Holyoke Campus:  Applying the Three “R’s” on the Mount Holyoke Campus Brought to you by:  Your Friendly Eco-Reps  TO REDUCE, REUSE, & RECYCLE!:  TO REDUCE, REUSE, & RECYCLE! REDUCE:  REDUCE REDUCE Paper Waste:  REDUCE Paper Waste Every year more than 900 million trees are cut down to provide raw materials for American paper and pulp mills Please print paper double sided and eliminate unnecessary printings. How to Print Double-Sided!:  How to Print Double-Sided! All library printers are equipped to print double-sided! Click “Print” Select “Properties” Select “Layout” Under “Print on both sides,” select “Flip on long side” or “Flip on short side.” When in doubt, ask for assistance! REDUCE Food Waste:  REDUCE Food Waste Every year, approximately $38 million worth of food is thrown away while over 9 million people die worldwide because of hunger and malnutrition. Please take only what you can eat and compost food scraps. REUSE:  REUSE REUSE Your Mug:  REUSE Your Mug Of the 172 lbs of trash EAC sorted this past February, 10% of it was To-Go containers! Please use your mug at both Rao’s and Uncommon Grounds. REUSE One-sided Papers:  REUSE One-sided Papers If every Mount Holyoke student used one less sheet of paper everyday, it would save 38 trees worth of paper!!! Please save your one-sided paper as scrap paper. REUSE Your Brown Bag:  REUSE Your Brown Bag Nearly 2,150 students take Grab and Go Lunch at Torrey and Kendade Atrium every week. Please reuse your brown bag that you receive at Kendade and Torrey Take Out! If it is too worn to reuse, please recycle that bag in the mixed paper. REUSE Wide-Mouth Water Bottles:  REUSE Wide-Mouth Water Bottles Buying your water in a bottle is not necessarily beneficial for you. Some bottled water is more contaminated than tap water. Many harmful chemicals are used in the production of plastic bottles. Sometimes more water is actually used in the production of the bottle than the amount that can be held within the bottle. You can refill your Wide-Mouth Water Bottles at all Dining Halls. RECYCLE:  RECYCLE What to RECYCLE in Bottles & Cans Bin :  What to RECYCLE in Bottles & Cans Bin Plastic Bottles (all types) Glass bottles (all colors) Aluminum Cans Yogurt Cups Juice and Soymilk boxes Tin Cans ALL ABOVE RECYCLABLES CAN BE PLACED IN THE RED BINS LABELED “BOTTLES AND CANS!!!” RECYCLE Mixed Paper:  RECYCLE Mixed Paper White and colored office paper Magazines and Newspapers Envelopes (with and without windows) Brown paper bags Boxboard Post-it notes ALL ABOVE RECYCLABLES CAN GO IN THE BLUE BINS LABELED “MIXED PAPER” RECYCLE Cardboard:  RECYCLE Cardboard Corrugated cardboard ONLY goes in the orange bins. Corrugated cardboard has a wavy layer sandwiched in the middle. NO PIZZA BOXES Process of Recycling: What happens after I recycle it?:  Process of Recycling: What happens after I recycle it? Mixed Paper and Cardboard:  Mixed Paper and Cardboard Our office paper, old newspapers, magazines, and cardboard are broken down at the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility and remade into other paper products such as: paper towels, paper cups, and toilet tissue. Commingled Bottles and Cans:  Commingled Bottles and Cans All types of containers are collected together in the “bottles and cans” bin on our campus are taken to the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility and sorted into different types of glass, plastic, and aluminum. Glass Bottles:  Glass Bottles Clear glass is melted into new glass products while mixed colored glass is crushed and used in the manufacture of abrasives (like sandpaper) and in asphalt (for roads and buildings). Plastic Bottles:  Plastic Bottles PET Plastic is eventually made into fibers and used to make polyester products such as t-shirts, carpets, fleece jackets. Crushed PET bottles Plastic Bottles (cont.) :  Plastic Bottles (cont.) HDPE Plastic (such as detergent and milk bottles) is eventually made into plastic lumber used to produce decking and benches. It can also be used to make new HDPE plastic containers. Aluminum Cans:  Aluminum Cans Aluminum cans are melted and remanufactured into new aluminum cans and foil. And each time we recycle an aluminum can, we save 95% of the energy needed to make aluminum from raw materials. With your everyday actions, you can change the campus for the better! With our powers combined… we can change the world! :  With your everyday actions, you can change the campus for the better! With our powers combined… we can change the world! Brought to you by: Your Friendly Eco-Reps Rudmila Rahman, Anna Wei, Ningmei Zhuang, Giselle Pasamonte, and Erin Coates :  Brought to you by: Your Friendly Eco-Reps Rudmila Rahman, Anna Wei, Ningmei Zhuang, Giselle Pasamonte, and Erin Coates

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