Greener Behrend: Indicator 2, Recycle

Indicator 2: Increase the amount of materials recycled by 5% over the next four years.

Although Behrend’s paper consumption seems high, about 59.74 tons of paper and cardboard was recycled in 1996-97 (the last year for which figures are available). It cost slightly more (about $.25 per cubic yard) to recycle this material than to send it to a landfill. Behrend also recycled about 110 tons of material in 2001; however, it is not known what percentage is plastic, glass, etc. We will, however, begin to change our procedures to collect that information.