Image courtesy of University of Austin at Texas
Universities are learning spaces where tomorrow’s leaders gather to share ideas about solving the world’s problems, sometimes over a takeout pizza. Ironically,
that takeout pizza box is symbolic of a world problem many universities are stepping up to help solve—the overabundance of garbage heading to
landfills from campus dumpsters.
From figuring out where most of their garbage originates to finding a solution for disposing of it, university staff and students have been at the forefront of new waste initiatives. Read about the challenges and successes three universities have encountered on their path to zero waste:
- How the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is dumping delivery boxes
- How the University of Texas at Austin went digging for trash to reduce restroom and food waste
- How North Carolina State University is pitching pizza boxes and cleaning up chemical waste.