The Messy Truth about Students and Their Garbage

Friday, July 31, 2020

On average, students produce 1.5 pounds of waste every single day. What does that mean? For example, a high school with 535 students did a waste composition study and calculated their waste generation to be 72 tons/year. This is equal to (on average) five and a half school buses!

NRRA's Star of Sustainability provides schools with the preliminary tools necessary to assess present waste management practices. The Star evaluates the sustainability of school recycling programs. Schools get clear, unbiased suggestions for future improvement as well as a baseline for examination of the positive effects of changes.

Join the Northeast Resource Recovery Association, your recycling nonprofit, for this recorded webinar to discuss these issues. Cindy Sterling is the Grants Manager and Senior Educator at NRRA.

Pricing:

This webinar is available for free for both NRRA members and nonmembers. The following are encouraged to participate: municipal recycling and transfer station staff, solid waste operators, public works staff, state and local government officials and staff, educators, and community members. NH solid waste operators will receive one hour of continuing education credit. Please contact info@nrrarecycles.org after viewing the webinar with your email address and name of the webinar so that NRRA can confirm your login on our webinar attendance report.  To view the recording, select the "Webinar Recording" button. Please fill out the required information, click "Register" and you will be prompted to the recording.