Waste News

Oct 8,2009

In March 2009, seven Greek houses began participating in a pilot recycling program that aims to integrate Penn’s sustainability initiatives with the Greek community.

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Oct 8,2009

In May, Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) installed 10 BigBelly solar-powered trash compactor and recycling units after a successful 2007 pilot installation at 36th & Chestnut streets...Read more »

Sep 2,2009

Plastic water and soda bottles that are said to last forever in a landfill will instead grace the 2,500 or so Penn graduating seniors next spring as their commencement caps and gowns.

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May 1,2009

Sandy Bauers, Philadelphia Inquirer -- It's big. It's brainy. Officials say it will save money. And it's solar-powered to boot. Philadelphia installed the first of a new generation of...Read more »

Jan 30,2008

Every day thousands of students pass through the Green, hustling to classes, social events and dorms. Which is why the organizers of Penn's participation in this year's nationwide Recyclemania...Read more »

Jun 15,2007

"We see it as kind of closing the ecological cycle between when you use a product and consume it and it generates waste, and then turn the waste back into something useful."
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If each person on campus uses one paper coffee cup each day, Penn would produce 9.6 million cups for waste

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