Waste Management - Sustainability Tip of the Month

We live in a time where nothing can go to waste. See how that thinking is reshaping the Big South Conference and Waste Management's environmental responsibilities.

 

March 2014 - Spill Responsibly

Stop and think before you reach for the paper towels. Paper towel waste accounts for 254 million tons of waste in landfills each year. If every American used one less roll of paper towels a year it would save 544,000 trees. There are also harsh chemicals used in the making of the paper towels that pollute the environment. Do yourself and the world a favor, keep some handy cloth towels around to keep your place clean.

 

February 2014 - Adorn Your Dorm In Green

Think before you decorate your dorm room. Here are a few tips for moving in this year. Buy quality furniture locally at resale shops or online. This will save gasoline as well as reduce your carbon footprint. Buying quality furniture also means it will last longer. Plus, resale shops have the coolest, most unique stuff anyway! Also, keep a plant in your room – it will help to clean the air and reduce airborne molds that cause sickness.

 

January 2014 - Reuse and Recharge

Rechargeable batteries are a great way to save money and resources. Initial costs are higher for reusable batteries, but in the long term they quickly pay for themselves. Recharging only costs approximately 4 cents per battery – do the math. Plus, the environmental impact of rechargeable batteries is far less significant than that of disposable batteries. They have 28 times less impact on global warming, 30 times less impact on pollution and 12 times less impact on water pollution.