Newark residents are being encouraged to drink bottled water only because of a growing crisis over lead contamination in drinking water. Christa Kelleher, assistant professor of earth sciences and civil engineering at Syracuse University, says we are likely to see…
Still Time to Take Part in RecycleMania
RecycleMania ends April 1, but that does not mean it is too late to help Syracuse University win the competition.
The University is a single stream recycling campus—meaning all of your recyclables can be tossed in one recycling bin, or in some instances in the two-bin system. Your recyclables are then sent to a recycling facility to be sorted, baled and sold to become items made from recycled content.
Not sure, what you can recycle? Quick tips to recycling:
Plastic items with this symbol on the bottom and a 1, 2, or 5 inside it:
- bottle-necked plastic containers, beverages with a 1 or 2 on the bottom
- plastic tubs containing a 5
Other recyclable items are:
- beverage cartons such as milk, soymilk, orange juice, juice boxes, etc.
- aluminum and tin cans
- glass bottles and jars
- paper and paperboard
- cardboard (please flatten and place next to the bin)
Still unsure? Join Sustainability Management in Bird Library on Wednesday, March 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to learn about common items that should be discarded in the trash but end up in the recycle bin. Free cupcakes and cookies, until they are gone, will be given to everyone who stops in to learn more about recycling.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience. The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.