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Sustainability Column: Recycling

Submitted by Victoria Hickey on March 20, 2015 – 1:23 pm5 Comments

Most of us have heard the expression “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” at least once in our lives.  We all know that this refers to taking steps to help the environment, but why is it important?  The Sustainability Committee at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has provided a few us with a few reasons as to why recycling is so important.

  • Recycling helps keep products out of landfills longer.
  • Recycling reduces the need to collect more raw materials.
  • Recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions emitted from the manufacturing process.
  • Recycling saves companies money, and those savings are passed on to consumers.
  • Recycling helps us to sustain the environment for future generations.

It is important to recycle whenever possible because landfills are filling up each day. The trash from landfills decomposes, and the chemicals in those products leech into the soil and later into the water system.

By recycling your aluminum, plastic and Styrofoam products you are helping the cause.  Recycling receptacles are currently located in West Hall.  The Sustainability Committee is working to make more receptacles available all over campus.


  • Princy says:

    e-waste recycling is also something that needs to be considered by universities to help cut down on the global waste. Unique ways to recycle and reuse electronic gadgets can be considered by student communities

  • kalvi says:

    Me and all students are supporting this.

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