Waste News

Nov 30,2010

Wondering what to do with those old office chairs? Have promotional items left over from an event, or laboratory equipment gathering dust? List them in BEN’s Attic, a new website developed by...Read more »

Sep 23,2010

Penn Purchasing Services has announced an important initiative that the University, together with Telrose and Office Depot, is undertaking. Effective September 1, 2010, all purchase orders issued...Read more »

Sep 23,2010

The Annenberg Public Policy Center recently installed a worm composting system to reduce the amount of food waste in the building and to educate staff about the composting process.

Based on...Read more »

Sep 23,2010

Effective immediately, Penn now recycles all plastic containers, plastic types numbered 1 through 7.  Penn’s recycler, Blue Mountain Recycling, has installed new equipment that is capable of...Read more »

Jul 26,2010

One of the most common barriers to an increased recycling rate is the disparity between an abundance of trashcans combined with a lack of public recycling bins. A summer project being completed by...Read more »

Jul 26,2010

At around 7:00 a.m. on June 5, members of the West Philadelphia community began arriving outside the Penn Ice Rink to stake their place in line for the third annual community sale organized by...Read more »

Apr 15,2010

Residents of Hill College House put their recycling skills to the test over the past two weeks, collecting bottle caps and aluminum tabs from recyclables to see which floor would win the "Cap"...Read more »

Mar 22,2010

Nikki Seligman, The Daily Pennsylvanian -- On Saturday, Penn Environmental Group volunteers and Eco-Reps made an inventory of the recycling systems in each college house — an effort...Read more »

Feb 2,2010

In support of RecycleMania, the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s (SEAS) CommuniTech group will host an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling event for the Penn community on Wednesday,...Read more »

Feb 2,2010

The University of Pennsylvania wants the campus community to recycle 30 percent of its waste as it joins more than 400 colleges and universities nationwide participating in RecycleMania this year...Read more »

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