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Toner Cartridge Recycling

 

Thanks to Sharie Williams and the Finance Department for participating in the toner cartridge recycling program.

LIFE’s Toner Cartridge Recycling Program rewards departments that return used toner cartridges to the Office of Sustainability. Each month participating departments will be entered in a drawing to receive a “prize” for the office to share.

To date, more than 100 toner cartridges have been collected for recycling, eliminating waste from landfills and bringing us one step closer to reaching our sustainability goals.

A special thanks to the following departments for participating in the program

  • Basic Sciences
  • Center for Health & Optimum Performance (C-HOP)
  • Clinical Sciences
  • College of Chiropractic
  • Executive Office
  • Finance
  • Grounds
  • Human Resources
  • Library
  • Life Commons
  • Natural Sciences
  • Purchasing
  • Registrar
  • Sports Health Science
  • Student Accounts
  • Student Success Center

For those departments that have yet to participate, it’s not too late! Simply contact Shannan George, Sustainability Coordinator, Shannan.George@life.edu; x4339 for pick-up when you change toner cartridges. Its that simple.

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Recyclemania

 

Some of the best advice I’ve ever received has come from a colleague, friend or family member. Today I would like to give you the opportunity to be the expert and to share your recycling experiences with the LIFE community. 

  • What do you recycle and why?
  • If you don’t recycle….what could change your mind?
  • Do you recycle at home? Take reusable bags to the grocery store?
  • How have you found ways to make recycling easier?

Comment on this post with your experiences for a chance to win a prize from the Office of Sustainability. The winner will be randomly chosen from comments submitted by 12 pm (EST) on March 4, 2011. (Note: Prize must be picked up in the Office of Sustainability).

Countdown to Earth Day: 47 days left…..see you on the Plaza!

Recylemania

Congratulations to John Wheeler, Grounds Director, winner of Tuesday’s trivia question. It takes approximately 60 days for a recycled can to return to the shelf.

 Recycling Tip of the Day:

Buy rechargeable batteries. It takes 1,000 regular batteries to equal the lifespan of one rechargeable battery. When you are discarding your batteries, recycle them.

 Source: EpOnline

Wordless Wednesday

Source: Southern Studies 

Recyclemania trivia question: How many days does it take recycled cans to return to the shelf?

Comment on yesterday’s post with the correct answer for a chance to win a prize from the Office of Sustainability. The winner will by randomly chosen from correct answers submitted by 5 pm (EST) on February 24, 2011. (Note: Prize must be picked up in the Office of Sustainability).

Reyclemania’s Recycling Audit

The Office of Sustainability would like thank Mrs. Taz Graves (Life University Physical Plant) and Mr. David Frame (Coca-Cola) for helping with today’s recycling audit. During this audit Mr. Frame took a look at our overall recycling program and identified areas for improvement and offered invaluable tips to help LIFE reach its sustainability goals. Working together we hope to quickly implement the recommendations from the audit and increase recycling throughout the University.

Recyclemania trivia question: How many days does it take recycled cans to return to the shelf?

Comment on this post with the correct answer for a chance to win a prize from the Office of Sustainability. The winner will by randomly chosen from correct answers submitted by 5 pm (EST) on February 24, 2011. (Note: Prize must be picked up in the Office of Sustainability).

Wordless Wednesday

Source: Trash Beautiful Trash

Congratulations to Dr. Kathryn Haag, Director of LIFEforce1000, the winner of Wednesday’s trivia question.  The energy saved from recycling one aluminum can is enough to run a television for 3 hours.

Recyclemania

 

Recyclemania Tip:

Before you haul your unwanted household items to the dumpster, consider donating them to charity. There are numerous charities, schools and churches that welcome donations. Make a pledge to yourself that no useful items will be thrown away until you have researched options for donating it first.

Remember you have until 5pm (EST) today to answer the trivia question from yesterday.

RecycleMania trivia question: The energy saved from recycling one aluminum can is enough to run a television for how many hours?

Comment on yesterday’s post with the correct answer for a chance to win a prize from the Office of Sustainability. The winner will by randomly chosen from correct answers submitted by 5 pm (EST) on February 15, 2011. (Note: Prize must be picked up in the Office of Sustainability).