Pilot program to recycle styrofoam boxes and blocks at UT
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Contact DetailsKaren Browning
--interested in environmental sciences, this would be a great resume builder project
--create PR materials to distribute about the program in various target buildings, this would include pictures of things we can and cannot recycle; set up a website with information about the program--when pick up days will be, where to bring it etc.; monitor an email account regarding questions; essentially be the front person for the program; distribute PR materials and get people to participate; coordinate with recycle company, UT truck/driver, Welch hall building manager (drop off point)
--on the recycle day (probably twice a month depending on amounts of material) be at the drop off point to help load the truck (UT is providing a panel truck and driver, we pay the gas and driver time) and go out to the recycle drop off to unload truck--it is styrofoam so it will be light weight!! I expect this will be a 1/2 day or less.
--keep track of the cubic feet of material we are keeping out of the land fill to track success and to get a good idea of how big the stream of material is for this subsection of the campus--do we need once a month or twice a month pick ups, etc.; write up monthly reports on how much is collected (major sources/buildings) and provide information back to Green Fee committee and to UT recycling on success of project
--any other task related to promoting the program and making it work! If this works well, then maybe UT will take it campus wide, especially if we can show how much per year we keep out of the landfill.
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