The results have been tallied and we are proud to announce that BCC has finished 1st in Massachusetts and 5th in the nation!
In the past few years, we have worked our way up to a 75% recycling rate. That’s huge! 3/4 of our waste is being diverted from the trash through re-use, recycling, and composting.
Looking for additional ways to reduce your waste footprint? Here are some helpful hints and a little shameless self-promotion:
- Bring your own coffee mug: Not only are you reducing your waste, but you are also saving money in our cafeteria.
- Bring your own refillable water bottle: With our new filtered water filling stations in Paterson, Field, and SBA, you can have cool filtered water at any time!
- COMPOST COMPOST COMPOST: Composting on campus has never been easier! Look for the green receptacles and don’t be afraid to ask a Green Team member if you’re not sure what to compost. Paper towels, napkins, food scraps, and most of the containers in the cafeteria are compostable.
- Sign up for the Green Team blog: Stay informed of campus greening efforts and events as well as helpful hints and information. We won’t clog your inbox and that’s a promise!