Geography, Environment & Planning (GEP) Students Analyze SSU Zero Waste Efforts

March 2, 2022
picture of students sorting through waste bags

Students in GEP 396.4: Waste Management, Recycling and Policy, are characterizing waste, recycling, and organics samples collected from waste collection stations in common areas on SSU campus. Students segregated and weighed all the materials to collect data to assess how well students, faculty, and staff are placing materials in the correct container and to identify other problem areas. The students are also assessing the common area waste collection stations to identify improvements in locations, signs, labels, colors, and other attributes. This project is designed to support SSU’s zero waste efforts as part of the campus’s sustainability and climate action initiatives. (shared from the GEP News and Events page: