In early 2008 a recycling committee was formed including members of the student body, faculty, staff, and alumni. This committee was formed in response to a growing interest on the part of students and faculty who were requesting expanded recycling on campus. The committee developed the following vision statement: "To promote the benefits of recycling, resource conservation and opportunities for campus and community involvement, while diverting recyclables from the waste system."
The committee has been hard at work procuring grants, designing a recycling plan for the campus, and has purchased equipment to assist with recycling. They have rolled the project out to all residence halls, apartments, and academic buildings and efforts have already proved successful with more than 10 tons of paper being recycled since the beginning of the semester.
Your support is needed to move the recycling effort forward. As many of you are aware, we will be recycling corrugated cardboard, newspapers, office paper, mixed paper, plastics and glass, and miscellaneous metals. Some of these items will be sold to a recycling company. This will maintain the sustainability of recycling on campus.
I fully support their efforts to make Anderson University a fully recycling campus and hope we can move toward 100% participation on campus in reducing our contribution to our local landfills. As recycling containers are made available to you in your working/living area, your participation in our effort will bring us one step closer to our goal of being a beacon of good stewardship in our community.