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Ecological Stewardship at Goshen College

Recycling our trash for 350

Three days of Goshen College trash, sorted and ready for 350.org!

Three days of Goshen College trash, sorted and ready for 350.org!

Last weekend as part of our participation in 350 day, I joined several Goshen College students early in the morning to collect trash. Our trash. Three days worth. About 32 yards or 250 bags. When we opened up the bags we were able to recycle about 1/4th of that (8 yards).

Of that 8 yards, about 2 were aluminum cans and plastic containers, 3 yards of paper, and 3 yards of corrugated cardboard. It’s important to note that we estimated 400 plastic water bottles were thrown away in three days. This needs to change. What should we do?

What in the WORLD are WE doing?

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