Look for New Recycling Posters
Syracuse University students, faculty and staff will now have some extra assistance in determining what can be recycled on campus.
SU’s Sustainability Division of Energy Systems and Sustainability Management will begin hanging new recycling posters Wednesday in all academic buildings and student centers on campus.
The division designed three new instructional posters that explain what waste is recyclable and what can be thrown away. A blue poster denotes paper and cardboard; a green poster shows mixed items; and a black poster indicates what is trash.
The previous posters listed rules to help those on campus know what and what not to recycle, but it is believed that visual clues will be more helpful, says Melissa Cadwell, marketing manager in the Sustainability Division.
“We believe pictures are going to be more effective than the words,” Cadwell says.
There are changes to some recycling rules that campus community members should note. Previously, pizza boxes with grease in them were considered trash, but can now be recycled, as long as all food waste is removed. Number one and two water bottles can now be recycled with the plastic cap still on, after the air has been squeezed out.
Posters are displayed either directly on or above the recycling and trash containers. In residence halls, the posters will hang in recycling and trash rooms.
Emily Pompelia is a work-study student in the Office of News Services.