Composting & Recycling
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
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Loyola University Chicago’s commitment to serve humanity reaches into the broad spectrum to create environmentally sustainable communities. Loyola students, faculty, staff, alumni and the extended university community realize the rates of resource consumption greatly impact the availability of resources for future generations and are committed to reduce material and energy use on campus and beyond.
Through education, Loyola is making great strides to conserve resources thereby reducing the university’s impact on the environment.
On July 1, 2007, Loyola's Lake Shore Campus transitioned from a "post-source" separation to a "separating at the source" process. "Separating at the source" is more efficient. In this process, recyclables are not mixed with trash and not contaminated by food waste and other products, therefore increasing their value to be recycled into other products.
Recyclable items (mixed paper, plastics #1-7, aluminum/foil items, and glass) are collected separately from other solid waste items. Additionally, mixed paper is collected separately from the plastics, cans and glass items, a "dual-stream" collection process.
- 24 tons of recyclables are collected monthly
- Ongoing commitment to increase collection of recyclables
In 2009 the Water Tower Campus recycling program changed to a new recyclable hauler and the campus now operates under the "separating at the source".
Since 2007 new programs have been implemented to collect batteries, ink jet cartridges and small electronics.