News Archive 2009-2018

Annual Trash Audit Leads to Campus-Wide Recycling Campaign Archives

Picking through students’ garbage as part of the annual “trash audit,” EcoReps were inspired to create Sustainable Bowdoin’s new “Don’t Be a Drag, Recycle That Bag!” campaign. Read about what they found and the cost-savings of choosing to recycle rather than to send something to a landfill, and learn the answers to such enduring questions, including, “What about the jar with traces of peanut butter stuck to the insides? Can I recycle that?” (Yes, indeed you can.)