Missouri State’s Sustainability Strategic Plan aims to expand recycling across the campus, increase awareness of waste minimization programming, and divert more material from the landfill. These goals are possible with the support of students and staff like you. How so, you ask? This fall, you can join the Missouri State Sustainability team in digging into and sorting hundreds of pounds of campus waste on behalf of MSU’s 2021 Comprehensive Waste Characterization Study.
Serve with fellow Bears
The Missouri State community is invited to participate in a Waste Audit. Material from 18 facilities across campus will be sorted into nearly 20 different categories, then be weighed and tracked accordingly.
This Waste Audit will be a critical piece of MSU’s Waste Characterization Study. The study aims to reveal MSU’s campus-wide waste composition, as well as opportunities for MSU to better rethink, redesign, reduce, reuse and recycle its waste. The forthcoming report will empower every Bear to support MSU’s Waste Minimization and Diversion commitments.
Join us in this valuable effort by volunteering! Daily shifts are open from Tuesday, September 28 to Wednesday, October 6. Sign up for any and all shifts in which you’d like to participate.
The Waste Audits, on behalf of the Waste Characterization Study, will be conducted under the guidance of The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), a unit of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois. ISTC has created a methodology for waste stream characterization and evaluation that provides campus-level performance measures and achievable recommendations for improvement.