At last Saturday’s football game, dozens of student volunteers for USC Sustainability’s Tailgate Waste Diversion team learned the hard way that the university lacks waste consciousness. If USC worked to develop a stronger recycling sensibility, however, it could have an incredibly positive environmental and community impact. The need for more effective waste management has never […]
About 65,000 visitors generate nearly 13 tons of waste at tailgates, according to USC Sustainability Program Manager Halli Bovia.
The university collects eight to 10 tons of trash each game day, but few cans and bottles gets recycled.
Eco-friendly paraphernalia including T-shirts, water bottles and canvas bags are being sold around campus and will fund a new recycling program on The Row.
The Panhellenic Council will sell reusable merchandise to raise money to plant trees.
Materials designated as recyclables beforehand are sent to a different facility than regular waste.