MIT Targets Ambitious Recycling Goals
The more MIT recycles materials and reduces the amount of trash we produce, the more the Institute saves financially and contributes to a sustainable environment. In 2010, the community recycled nearly 880 tons of mixed paper, plastics, bottles and cans; 90 tons of electronic waste; 170 tons of wood and metal harvested from discarded furnishing; and .5 ton of plastic bags.
Greater community involvement and more recycling options are boosting participation. The Department of Facilities works with campus partners such as the Environment, Health and Safety Office and the Green Committee to improve MIT’s recycling efforts. One initiative targets food preparation—the largest campus waste producer—by composting nearly 100 tons of food waste in 2010. The MIT Biodiesel program—a group of MIT students, faculty, and staff—reused 250 gallons of grease from campus dining facilities.
For more information about MIT recycling statistics, contact the Recycling program at firstname.lastname@example.org