Envirolutions believes that we can increase the amount of material that gets recycled at Pratt while building life long sustainable habits in students and faculty by providing separate bins and separate pickup for trash and recyclables throughout campus while providing education on how to properly recycle.
Right now Pratt Institute post sort recycles. This means that all of the trash collected at Pratt is sent to a carter where they recycle what they can. Unfortunately in trash bags that are contaminated with food etc., no items can be recycled. By placing items that can be recycled into separate containers we can insure that a lot more waste material is actually recycled at our carter. This will also allow people to make a conscious decision about what happens to their garbage.
This year we are focusing on making these changes to our campus. Check back here for updates on our progress.