The year in review

April 2012

A day's worth of garbage from the Hygienic Laboratory went under the microscope on April 20 to gauge what percentage - on a typical day - could have gone to recycling versus how much will go to the landfill. The UI Facilities Management Group and the Office of Sustainability organized the waste audit following a request by Eco-Force, the Laboratory's green team. Manpower to sort through discarded food, packaging and other debris was provided by the UI ECO (Easy Change Overall) Hawks, a student group formed to promote sustainable initiatives on campus. Volunteers from UI's Engineers for a Sustainable World also contributed to the audit, which was held at the Hygienic Laboratory.