2020 Case Studies Coming Soon!
2019 RecycleMania Case Study Winners
2019 Case Study Winner in the Education and Awareness Category - Towson's inaugural Fix It Fair’s focus was to encourage students to be mindful consumers in a throwaway society—to fix more and waste less.
2019 Case Study Winner in the Waste Minimization Category - A student-driven paper towel composting program for campus residence halls to improve waste diversion and create life-long sustainable knowledge and habits for students.
2019 Case Study Winner in the Food Waste Reduction Category - Repurposing food waste to address food insecurity with the three-fold focus of promoting sustainability, social justice, and health in our community.
Waste Minimization Case Studies
2019 - Using weekly themes and events, we used the RecycleMania competition as a platform to educate the campus community about waste minimization and landfill diversion opportunities.
2019 - How are campus community members contributing to the usage of recyclable materials and how we save and re-utilize those materials.
2019 - Determining recycling habits while trashcans are available in classrooms versus recycling habits while trashcans are not available in classrooms.
2019 - A student-driven paper towel composting program for campus residence halls to improve waste diversion and create life-long sustainable knowledge and habits for students.
2019 - Would the recycling rates inside Heide Lecture Hall be improved if the small classroom trash and recycling bins were replaced with larger recycling infrastructure located in the hallways?
Food Waste Reduction Case Studies
2019 - Reporting Cal Maritime’s waste management program on converting used kitchen cooking oil to biodiesel fuel.
2019 - Repurposing food waste to address food insecurity with the three-fold focus of promoting sustainability, social justice, and health in our community.
2019 - Measuring the impact of different education strategies on the level of contamination found in organic, post-consumer waste collected in a traditional, “cafeteria style” dining facility.
2018 - Physical Facilities (PFOC) partnered with Aramark to reduce waste associated with meal preparation and to capture and divert post-consumer food scraps from the landfill.
Education and Awareness Case Studies
2019 - Teaching students to recycle properly while also demonstrating how to put on a carnival without creating any waste, and giving out reusable prizes
2019 - Spreading awareness of items sold on campus that seem recyclable but are not, and give an example as to how they can be repurposed.
2019 - Teaching students that water provided on campus from the tap and the filter are safe and tasty to drink. They do not need to use single use water bottles.
2019 - CSU Northridge's goal is to educate students, faculty, & staff on recycling efforts. We would like to emphasize proper waste procedures along with waste minimization.
2019 - Educational outreach campaign and recycling bin reorganization. Omitted the 2018 pre-RecycleMania custodial training and added a Recycling Audit to further understand diversion rates.
2019 - Recycling is Beautiful (RiB) is an awareness campaign and art project where students create artwork that is printed and wrapped around our concrete recycling bins.
2019 - Education and awareness was practiced and assessed in initiating recycling on campus based on outreach and marketing strategies between the student body, administration, and faculty.
2019 - Towson's inaugural Fix It Fair’s focus was to encourage students to be mindful consumers in a throwaway society—to fix more and waste less.
2019 - The Office of Facilities collaborated with several on-campus offices and organizations to spread information and increase knowledge about the RecycleMania competition and proper campus recycling procedures.
2018 - Strategic educational outreach targeting students, staff and faculty, and associated Recycling bin reorganization on Main campus.
2018 - Educate UVA community about importance of reducing all food-associated waste by avoiding single-use plastics, composting uneaten food, and promoting use of reusable bags and containers.
2018 - Our office did weekly tabling in our campus center to educate our students about waste on campus and give them resources to reduce their waste.
2018 - The Sustainability Walk and Ride targeted two areas of sustainability: sustainable forms of transportation and reusable water bottles to reduce plastic waste.
2018 - Towson University’s Zero Waste Campaign focused on encouraging the use of reusable items by students and the implementation of Zero Waste Events on campus.
2018 - Using weekly themes and events, we used the RecycleMania competition as a platform to educate the campus community about waste minimization and landfill diversion opportunities.
2018 - Educating students of the sustainability and food waste-reduction benefits provided when buying fresh produce from local farms.
2018 - The focus of our 2018 RecycleMania campaign was student engagement and marketing outreach.