Waste Audit on Campus
On Tuesday, October 24, 2023 a waste audit was conducted which involved removing and counting 120 trash bags from the dumpster located outside Holmes Hall.
On Tuesday October 24, 2023 Connor Pocock (Psychology Major) and Marcie Desrochers (Psychology Faculty) removed and counted 120 trash bags from the dumpster located outside Holmes Hall.
As it turned out, lots of items could have been diverted from landfill, such as plastic bags (3% kg), compostables (food, paper towels, cardboard takeout boxes) (25%), recyclable materials (plastics, glass bottles)(18%), and deposit bottles(4%).
Only two bags of the lot were actual waste (34%).
Before you trash it, please consider recycling, composting, donating, or depositing.