Waste News

Dec 2,2014

Anxious to get started “being green” after hearing about the launch of Penn’s Climate Action Plan 2.0? Then this fall’s ReThink Your Footprint campaign was the perfect way to...Read more »

Dec 2,2014

Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice President of Environmental Initiatives and former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, gave a special presentation at Penn on November 7 entitled “...Read more »

Dec 2,2014

Penn’s Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps came face-to-face with the literally mountainous volume of waste generated in our city during their visit to Waste Management’s Philadelphia Material Recovery...Read more »

Nov 17,2014

Electronics like cell phones, computers, printers, TVs, and a long list of others are commonplace in today’s society.  The quick turnover of this technology, such as new cell phone models released...Read more »

Nov 17,2014

The Law School has been taking compostable waste in the courtyard since August. The program has been very successful. Each day a full bag’s worth of food waste is diverted from landfills. There is...Read more »

Nov 17,2014

College House Eco-Reps have been busy promoting the ReThink Your Footprint campaign this month. They have thought of creative ways to engage the student population and encourage waste...Read more »

Nov 17,2014

Residential Services has been working with LRP Recycling to greatly expand mattress recycling from the College Houses. In the past, only 250 to 300 mattresses were able to be recycled. This year,...Read more »

Nov 17,2014

The Palestra is going to become a Zero-Waste facility during Penn’s basketball season, an initiative spearheaded by student athlete Eco-Reps and Facilities and Housekeeping in Athletics.  The team...Read more »

Nov 17,2014

Gregory College House is holding a student-led recycling competition in conjunction with their Building Administrator and Facilities staff. The Eco-Reps have been keeping a tally of the amount of...Read more »

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