Campus organizations, students work to reduce the wastefulness of on-campus living

Sunday, January 21, 2024
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UNC sophomore Emma Hedinger said she remembers seeing furniture, futons and other objects being thrown away while moving out of Hinton James Residence Hall last year — items she said seemed perfectly usable. While some aspects of on-campus living can create opportunities for waste to accumulate, there are ways University departments, student organizations and residents like Hedinger are striving to make residence hall life more sustainable.  Allan Blattner, executive director of Carolina Housing, said the department works closely with UNC’s Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling and the Residence Hall Association to create opportunities to recycle and compost. Throughout the year, students can access recycling cans and compost carts in their residential communities or request to checkout personal compost bins. 

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