Waste News

Mar 1,2012

Following some technical upgrades at the University’s waste and recycling hauler’s facility, Penn recently added several new types of materials to its growing list of recyclables. All clean...Read more »

Oct 10,2011

We know that the knowledge that comes from reading can last a lifetime. But even the value of the physical book can extend long after you are finished with it. Using any of the below options...Read more »

Aug 9,2011

The fourth Annual PennMOVES Community Sale, held on June 4, raised over $25,000 to support Goodwill’s local employment training services for people with disabilities and other barriers to...Read more »

Aug 9,2011

In celebration of Earth Day 2011, Wharton conducted its second annual Huntsman Hall waste audit – a comprehensive waste sort that analyzes waste diversion rates, potential and waste composition....Read more »

Apr 6,2011

Penn Purchasing Services, together with Telrose and Office Depot, has announced a series of important new initiatives for University offices that will help reduce, reuse, recycle, and make...Read more »

Apr 6,2011

Not sure what to do with your used alkaline batteries? Bring them to one of the new battery recycling bins located in several buildings across campus. In an effort to support the University’s e-...Read more »

Apr 6,2011

Over the past two years, the Department of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA) and the Green Campus Partnership have collaborated to successfully integrate sustainable practices into...Read more »

Apr 6,2011

Through the eight-week national waste reduction competition between over 600 colleges and universities, Penn recycled approximately 28 percent of its waste, just shy of its 30 percent goal for...Read more »

Mar 1,2011

In support of RecycleMania, the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s (SEAS) Communitech group will host the 2nd Annual electronic waste (e-waste) recycling event for the Penn community on...Read more »

Jan 20,2011

Following a successful pilot in Huntsman Hall, a project to recycle paper towels in restrooms will be expanded to additional buildings over the next couple months. Since many Penn buildings do not...Read more »


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