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U-Hall’s recycling program expanding to other buildings this year

Originally published October 22, 2010

Last spring, Student Senate implemented a new recycling program on campus, starting with a few of the residence halls, including Williams Hall and University Hall as a trial to see the reaction.

“I like the fact that we have the option to recycle if we want to or remember to,” said freshman early childhood education major Emily Turk. “I know, on our floor, we recycle cans and bottles all the time.”

Student Body Vice President Tricia Anklan said Senate is looking to expand after the program’s success.

“Harper [Hall] and Wyckoff [Hall] will be the next building to get recycling- residents can expect it within the next few weeks. The remaining dorms will soon follow,” she said.

Not all buildings on campus have recycling containers, however.

“I live in Geisert [Hall], and I remember my first week here I set aside a plastic bag to put recyclables in,” said freshman game design and computer information systems major Nick Terry. “When that was full, I realized that I had no idea where a recycling bin was. So basically I had a bunch of helpful items to be recycled, and it all ended up in the garbage can. I think recycling bins should be about as common as garbage cans on campus.”

Students seem to be very enthusiastic when it comes to recycling and said they are more likely to make a more conscious effort to recycle.

“I think it’s a great idea because more people would recycle if there were bins on the floor,” said freshman history major Kristina Depre. “I can’t wait to get it in Heitz [Hall].”

Senate plans to expand the recycling system to not only the residence halls but also other areas around Bradley. So far residents of University Hall said they are very pleased with the new system.

Freshman psychology major Brianna Blackshire said she is pleased with the system.

“I think the recycling system at Bradley is awesome. Not only can you recycle easily, but you can separate plastic, paper and everything else.”

Students agree that having more bins makes recycling more convenient and easier to do without the hassle of finding recycling bins.

“I really like that we have the recycling bins and I think it’s really convenient and it gets me to recycle more,” said freshman pre-med and biology major Quynh Nguyen.

The new recycling system adds to Bradley’s image of going green and helping the environment, as well as making the campus a cleaner place.

Questions or comments about the new recycling system can be directed to Student Senate at recycling@mail.bradley.edu.