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Do piles of crumpled up wrapping paper and wasted shopping bags make you cringe? You’re not alone. With the holidays right around the corner, everyone is shopping,wrapping gifts and writing cards, decorating, and traveling.
Thanksgiving is this Thursday and that means turkey, pie, watching football, and spending time with your family and friends. Unfortunately, the holiday season also means a lot more household waste.
You just finished eating lunch and you have an empty water bottle, paper bag, and plastic Ziploc bag sitting in front of you. Instead of tossing it into the trash, why not take the extra couple of seconds to sort through these items and recycle them?
You just finished cooking dinner and you have a pile of potato peels, stems, and bay leaves. Instead of tossing them into the trash, why not throw these food scraps into your compost pile? When you compost, you recycle organic material that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
During Welcome Month, UMB volunteers helped Living Classrooms clean the Inner Harbor’s last tidal wetland.
Students and staff volunteered for a one-hour “trash mob” in historic Pigtown.
UMB aims to recycle 40 percent of its waste in 2016. You can help! Why should you participate in the University’s recycling program?
Don’t wait until the new year to make your “green” resolutions. UMB Go Green has compiled a list of simple steps you can take to make your holidays more environmentally friendly.
Want to go green this Halloween? Reuse costumes, accessories, and trick-or-treat bags.
Trying to stay healthy by packing your own lunch, but feel like you’re creating a lot of waste? Consider working toward a zero-waste lunch.
Calling the option of hauling waste to landfills “a big no-no,” the proprietor of a service that offers large-scale composting urged attendees at a UMB Go Green-sponsored sustainability workshop to learn more about their biodegradable garbage.
The discarded plastic, paper, glass, and cans that you toss into your single-stream recycling container at home really does end up getting sorted and recycled at the region’s privately owned facility in Elkridge, Md., but it helps if you know the inside story.
A guide to the dual-stream recycling program at UMB.