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       sustainability@uhd.edu
You CAN make a difference!


 Did you know that...
 The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing country in the
 world at 1,609 pounds per person per year? This
 means that 5% of the world's people generate 40%
 of the world's waste.


 Each year Texans create enough waste to fill
 two lanes of I-10 from Beaumont to El Paso
 ten feet high?


 In only five months, Houstonians produce enough
 trash to fill the Williams Tower?

 Houston recycles just 2.6 percent of its total waste? By
 comparison, San Francisco and New York recycle 69
 percent and 34 percent of their waste respectively.




Think one person can’t make a difference?

By choosing to REDUCE, REUSE, and
RECYCLE—preferably in that order—each
of us can make a significant impact on our
university, our neighborhood, our world and
our environment!

   REDUCE the amount of waste you
   produce by purchasing products with
   less packaging and buying only those
   things you really need.

   REUSE products and their packaging.
   Fix or repair things instead of throwing
   them away. Buy used items instead of
   new ones.

   And of course,
   RECYCLE!
           Recycling at UHD


             Recycling paper instead of making it from new
Paper        material generates 74 percent less air pollution
                    and uses 50 percent less water.

Don’t trash that paper in your office—place it
in one of the blue recycle bins around campus!
The bins can be used to recycle:
    Office/Copier paper
    Phone books
    Magazines/catalogs
    Folders, envelopes, flyers
    Junk mail, bulk mail, etc.
Note: Wet material, glass, plastic,
and food products / wrappers are
not acceptable.

Need a recycle bin? Just e-mail Facilities
Management at workorder@dt.uh.edu.




             It takes 700 years before a plastic bottle begins
Plastic                 to decompose in a landfill.


Before you toss that plastic bottle or
container, check to see if it’s recyclable! If it
                     has the recycle logo on it,
                     place it in one of the
                     designated blue receptacles
                     on campus.

                       By the way, have you ever
                       done the math on your
bottled water? It costs between $1 and $4 per
gallon— and 90 percent of the cost is in the bottle,
lid and label! So do your wallet (and the
environment) a favor and consider using a refillable
water bottle.
         Recycling at UHD


          Reduce energy consumption.
          Preserve natural resources .
               Prevent pollution.
                Reduce waste.
                 Save money.

                 RECYCLE!

   Ink       Each year over 400 million cartridges—with
             a combined weight of 200 million pounds—
Cartridges    are discarded into our nation’s landfills.

Throwing empty ink cartridges in the
trash? No need to do that—IT accepts used
printer cartridges for recycling. Just store
your department’s cartridges in a central area,
                      and email Jorge Mogollon
                      at mogollonj@uhd.edu
                      when there’s a sufficient
                      quantity for pick-up.




Corrugated       By recycling cardboard, we can save
                   about 1/4 of the energy used to
Cardboard                   manufacture it.


Having trouble stuffing that corrugated
cardboard into a trash can? There’s a
reason why! Corrugated cardboard is made
of very long, very strong paper fibers. As a
result, the material can be recycled many
times.

Flatten empty corrugated
cardboard boxes and leave
them outside of your office’s
backdoor. Facilities
Management will make sure
they’re recycled!
  What Can I Do at Home?

The answer is simple—a lot. Remember the
three R’s when you’re at home as well:
REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE. Not only
will you preserve and protect resources, but
you’ll save money as well!

Reduce
     Save energy by setting your thermostat a
     few degrees lower in winter, a few degrees
     higher in summer.
     Replace your incandescent lightbulbs with
     compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). You’ll
     save energy and money over the lifetime of
     the bulbs.
     Drive slower, keep your car tires properly
     inflated, and change your air filter when
     needed—and you’ll find yourself making
     fewer trips to the gas station.
Reuse
     Instead of buying bottled water, invest in a
     reusable bottle that you can fill over and
     over.
     Skip the plastic and the paper—buy
     reusable bags for your groceries and other
     shopping items.
     Consider borrowing books from a local
     library rather than purchasing them.
Recycle
Contact your local government
for information on curbside and
other recycling programs!
City of Houston:
www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/recycling.html

Fort Bend County:
http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/getsitepage.asp?
sitepage=5693

Montgomery County:
http://mctx.org/commis3/recycle/index.shtml
   Plastic Recycling Bins

One Main

   East and West elevator banks on each floor
   Other locations in heavy-traffic areas such
   as the 3rd floor


Commerce Street

   By the restrooms on each floor


Shea Street

   South elevator bank on each floor
   North vending machine area on each floor




   Questions? Comments? Ideas? Contact us:
          sustainability@uhd.edu

								
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