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September 10, 1999

Recycling efforts increase

Sep. 14 UPDATE: A recycling bin has been added to the Armory.

by Marjorie Sandner

Recycling efforts on campus were expanded in late August with the installation of newspaper recycling bins in the Design building, Gilman Hall, the Hub, Memorial Union and two lecture halls (125 Kildee and 210 Bessey). Bins also will be placed at Howe and Palmer halls when they open this fall.

The ISU Student Environmental Council Recycling Committee, with support from vice president for business and finance Warren Madden, launched newspaper recycling last February, placing bins in Beardshear, Bessey, Carver, Parks Library, Pearson and Physics. More than eight tons of newspaper was recycled in the first three months, said Gloria Erickson, facilities planning and management.

With the additional bins on campus, Erickson said the volume of newspaper collected should increase to about four tons per month.

The committee's goal eventually is to provide convenient newspaper recycling for all major buildings on campus. In the meantime, Erickson said, help is needed to spread the word about recycling.

"Please encourage others to recycle their newspaper," she said. "Consider including recycling information in your departmental newsletters and make announcements at student, staff and faculty meetings. Ask instructors to encourage students to recycle their Dailys rather than leaving them in the classrooms and lecture halls."

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