Rice University recognizes that recycling saves energy, saves money, reduces pollution, helps save natural environments, reduces waste in landfills, and keeps cities clean. Recognizing that the â€ścradle-to-graveâ€ť model of resource usage--when virgin materials are made into products that are discarded--is outdated, Rice has chosen to pursue a â€ścradle-to-cradleâ€ť model that emphasizes the reduction, reuse, and recycling of materials. The on-campus recycling program is extensive with bins in every office and dorm room, comprehensive with the ability to recycle a great variety of materials, and user-friendly with the single-stream model. Recycling is accomplished jointly by the departments of Facilities Engineering & Planning and Housing & Dining. Administrators have chosen to consider the far-reaching impacts of resource usage and have adopted a program that is ecology-minded and forward-thinking.
Recycling bins are located in every campus building, including the residential colleges and were recently implemented in outdoor spaces including our stadiums. Rice Universityâ€™s recycling is collected by Waste Management and transported by truck to their state-of-the-art sorting facility in Houston, Texas.
To obtain a new recycling bin for your office, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to provide pertinent information including your name, building name, room number, and contact information. Students can request a new bin for on-campus dorm rooms by emailing email@example.com.