Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling
Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling promotes comprehensive waste reduction practices and provides effective solid waste services including recycling, composting and trash disposal to the UNC-Chapel Hill community.
Did you know that the garbage from fast food restaurants make up 50% of street waste? By making your own food you can reduce waste from restaurants like Styrofoam take-out containers and leftover food!
The United States, like most industrial countries, relies heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas for its energy. These fossil fuels are non-renewable, which means they use finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or environmentally damaging to retrieve.
Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. If every American family wrapped just 3 presents in reused materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields.