Reduce – Reuse – Recycle. It’s a phrase that’s been around for decades, but how many people really know what it means? Recycling is great, but it’s a last resort. First and foremost we should reduce our consumption of raw materials. If there is a product/material that we must have, then we should be sure to utilize it as much as we can. When the product/material no longer serves a purpose, in its original form or altered state, then it is appropriate to recycle the item.
Cal Poly Pomona complies with state waste diversion laws, and seeks to completely eliminate the amount of waste sent to the landfill.
The university has developed and implemented a comprehensive waste and recycling program. Working collaboratively with the campus community, Facilities Management oversees areas of waste prevention, recycling, composting, recycled product research, public education and campus recycling procedures. A plan has been developed to comply with all federal, state, and local statutes and regulations governing solid waste issues.
The CSU system is committed to designing an excellent 50% waste reduction and recycling program. Facilities Management is instrumental in making this program successful; program information is listed below.
|American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment|
|Assn. for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education|
|US Green Building Council|
|John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies|