The first three garbology studies documented a slight increase in campus recycling over time and the results of the fourth are still pending. Averaging the data from the first three sessions results in some sobering statistics: between 25-35% of all campus garbage by weight could have been recycled.
Assuming that the garbage they have looked at is representative of an average day on campus, we throw some 828 recyclable plastic containers into the trash every day. Projected over an entire school year, NWC throws over 170,000 plastic containers into the trash!
Food for thought...(ok, maybe that is not the best idiom given the visuals above, but you get what I am saying).
Have a good weekend.