How far would you go to recycle?

TitleHow far would you go to recycle?
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsAllin, D., A. Battiston, J. Lowry, and K. Thompson
KeywordsBeck Hall, Mackenzie King Village, recycling, recycling convenience, recycling systems, waste audits

This study is an Environment and Resource Study 250 project completed while working with WATgreen that focuses on the recycling system at Beck Hall and how convenient they are for students to use. This project tested the convenience of the recycling systems at both Beck Hall and Mackenzie King Village, two apartment style residences at the University of Waterloo. The means of testing were waste audits, key informant interviews, literature review and case studies… The purpose of this study has been to analyze the convenience of the recycling system at Beck Hall. The possible results may in turn have an influence on the implementation of a new recycling system there. By improving the system in terms of convenience, the amount of material being reused in industry and recycling through the physical system. As a result, this will increase the campus and communities contribution to a more sustainable economy and also helps the environment by reducing the amount of waste being shipped off to the landfill… For full text, please e-mail