Think PRE-CYCLING! The simplest and most direct way you, as a consumer, can help protect the environment is to turn a trained eye to what you purchase. Consider reducing product consumption--if you don't need it, don't buy it. Packaging accounts for approximately 1/3 of a product's disposal--consider little or no packaging, avoid disposable items, or choose products in recyclable or reusable containers. Purchase in bulk or economy sizes versus individually wrapped or single serving sizes. Select durable and repairable products and products that can be recharged, reused, or refilled.
To reuse campus packing materials:
• Return bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and boxes to Shipping & Receiving (P108)
• Packing materials are available for reuse by employees for college business or personal package shipping.
Email email@example.com with any questions you may have.
The collection of returnable beverage containers in public areas offers an opportunity for student clubs and organizations and faculty and staff to raise funds and/or donate to charitable organizations. Submit your Request forms (PDF) to the Sustainability Office and start fundraising today!
Power of a Single Action
Sustainability is open territory — there is much to be accomplished and plenty of room for innovation. Pioneers are needed at all levels who can make important contributions and have a profound impact on our future. We invite you to become an active participant and to expand your awareness of sustainability on campus and throughout the communities in which you live, work, and play. After all, it’s the power of a single action that brings about change.
Open the links in the Recycle category to the left to see how you can help make a difference!
Scrap Metal Recycling
Delta College practices the efficient use of materials and the recycling of parts and pieces. Learn how scrap metal is not wasted, but recycled into a continuous resource.