Sunday, February 27, 2011
Last Monday was the first round of dorm storms. Everyone in the class at this point will have participated in at least their first dorm storm. The picture on the bottom is a picture of us walking through halls of hale in the miniquad. Going from door to door we managed to find quite a bit of trash that had not been properly disposed of. There was a lot of garage in dorms that was not separated at all and students seemed to have a lot of work to do as far as learning how to properly dispose of their waste. I feel like the dorm storming campaign could be very successful because it allows students to have first hand interactions with people trying to raise awareness of recycling. One thing I did notice about the miniquad was that the halls had trash cans specifically labeled for recycling and non recycling waste. Separate waste receptacles definitely helps to increase the recycling rate and help students participate on their own. All dorms should have clear areas in which waste aiming to be recycled can go. The picture on the top was also taken during the dorm storming and was a trash bag found in the halls of Medburry. After examining the bag we found everything from school supplies to food waste. There were plenty of recyclables as well as non recyclable waste in the bag. It looked to me like it was highly contaminated and would have been hard to contribute to recycling.