Packing peanuts? Plastic wrap? Mattresses? ..You can recycle that.

As the student-led zero waste movement gains momentum across the nation, the Post-Landfill Action Network is working hard to ensure that students have access to the tools and information they need to make lasting change on their campuses. To do this, we work with industry innovators, campus leaders and other non-profit activists in building best-practice resources.

In an age of planned obsolescence, we increasingly find ourselves discarding high-tech gadgets, cosmetic products, and other items that consist of an aggregation of toxic materials. PLAN’s Expanded Recycling manual addresses these hard-to-recycle items often found on a typical college campus, what to do with them, and why it’s important to discard them responsibly. Over 70 pages of best-practice content and case studies cover:

  • Expanded recycler facility types and certifications
  • Material classifications, collection and disposal methods for e-waste, carpets, cosmetics and more
  • Institutionalizing expanded recycling operations through company and other partnership opportunities
  • Education and outreach for campus involvement in collection drives and responsible disposal

Incorporated into each of these program specific logistics are general project advice for volunteer recruitment, smooth leadership turnover, working with administration, and facilitating collaboration across campus. To access this resource, look in your campus’s PLAN member folder, or connect with our Campus Coordinators to find out how to make your campus a part of the network!

 

To access this resource, look in your campus’s PLAN member folder, or connect with our Campus Coordinators to find out how to make your campus a part of the network!

Click on the cover page for a preview of the Expanded Recycling Manual!

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Access one-on-one advising, all of the benefits listed here, and other best practice manuals on the following topics:

  • Move-Out Programs
  • Waste Audits
  • Free and Thrift Stores
  • Plastic-Free Campuses (This one is publicly accessible – take a look!)
  • Food Recovery and Composting

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