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Styrofoam and more recycled during Orientation

Emory Report | Aug. 30, 2013

Emory took a big bite out of waste during student move-in and Orientation Aug. 24-25.  

The University's waste, recycling, shredding and staging shops rounded up discarded cardboard from the events.  

Styrofoam was also collected this year as part of a pilot recycling program, says Deena Keeler, assistant director of auxiliary services in Campus Services.  

Food service products manufacturer Dart will collect the discarded Styrofoam and process it to create recycled polystyrene, then sell it to manufacturers who reprocess it into products such as building insulation, toys, office desk products and more.  

During Orientation, the traditional Coca-Cola Toast and the parents' breakfast were both zero-waste events, Keeler noted.