UB converting to single-stream recycling

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By SUE WUETCHER
Published: Aug. 11, 2011

UB is implementing a single-stream, “all in one” recycling program that no longer requires that recyclables be sorted according to type.

The new program will make recycling easier, and ideally lead to more materials being diverted from landfills, according Erin Moscati, environmental educator at UB Green.

Employees now may place all accepted recyclables in their blue, desk-side bins, as well as in any container on campus designated for recyclables that has a new, Saturn-style, single-stream lid and appropriate all-in-one recycling sticker, Moscati says. She explains that the conversion of public containers has been gradual, with custodial staff working to replace lids since mid-July. Soon, all blue lids labeled for “paper only” and green lids for “containers/bottle and cans only” will be replaced with the Saturn-style, all-in-one lid, she adds.

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