Recycling & Waste Reduction
CAMPUS WASTE REDUCTION INITIATIVES:
Solid Waste makes up 21% of BGSU's Scope 3 emissions, which includes all "Miscellaneous Emissions."
During a typical week of a semester, BGSU produces over 100,000 pounds of waste (not including waste/debris from construction, demolition, or special projects).
Waste sent to the landfill is responsible for the production of methane, a greenhouse gas which has 13 times more of the heat trapping ability than that of carbon dioxide.
Overall goal for reduction of emissions from solid waste
"The overall goal in the solid waste area is to reduce emissions by continuing to decrease landfill waste each year, increasing our diversion rate through a combination of recycling as many commodities as possible and composting of organic waste, re-using materials and items when possible, thus cutting down on purchasing."
-BGSU's Climate Action Plan, 2015
For more detailed information on BGSU's carbon emission profile and the detailed steps to reduce the emissions, please view BGSU's Climate Action Plan.
Updated: 10/27/2023 03:41PM