Recycling Office leads the Institute's efforts to reduce waste
Whether it's conducting a waste audit, collecting items for Trash2Treasure, or hosting Choose to Reuse, the Recycling and Materials Management Office is on the forefront of the Institute's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Through educational initiatives and infrastructure improvements made by the Recycling Office, during the past three fiscal years the Institute produced less trash and more recycling. From FY15 to FY16 there was an increase of 120 tons of single stream. That's a lot of plastic, paper, glass and aluminum diverted from landfills and incinerators. For more information about MIT recycling statistics, contact the Recycling Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here and throughout these webpages you will find resources to help you reduce your own carbon footprint.
MIT Reuse and Repair Fair
On Friday, March 10, the Recycling Office will co-host a special event in the Stratton Student Center through our membership in PLAN. The MIT Reuse and Repair Fair will feature: a special Choose to Reuse clothing swap; information on how you can repair your own electronics rather than buying new using techniques by iFixit; and more. A special feature will be a stop by the Patagonia Worn Wear truck as it makes its way across the country on its College Tour.
Friday evening in the Stratton Student Center, the MIT Waste Alliance and ESI will co-host a panel discussion "What to Do, How to Live: Personal Activism for a Threatened Planet". This event is from 5:00PM to 7:00PM and is open to the general community in addition to MIT.
Committees and Offices scheduled to participate in the event include: