WRITER: BETHNEY LARSON
CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 23, 2001
UI student governments pilot recycling program is approved
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) has received
approval from the UI Campus Planning Committee to implement its pilot recycling
program, which encourages the reprocessing of used plastic bottles and aluminum
After more than a year of planning, the UISG will soon begin placing collection
bins near the entrances to the Lindquist Center and Macbride Hall. Funds allocated
from the Environmental Coalition and $8,000 apportioned from the UI's contract
with Coca-Cola will be used to support the program. The number of recycling
locations is expected to be increased next year, along with an additional
program for the dorms.
The pilot program will expand the current paper products-only recycling program
to include plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Volunteers will collect the
materials from the bins three times per week for subsequent transfer to the
City Carton recycling facility.
Nick Klenske, UISG president, said the program was necessary because the
university should allow students the opportunity to recycle.
The program will allow students that come from a background of recycling
to continue their habits. It will be a success if it encourages people to
recycle. Its success will also be based on how smoothly the volunteer part
goes," he said.
For more information, contact UISG or UISG President Nick Klenske at 335-3860