8.5 x 11 in. Downloadable Sign to Facilitate Recycling of Styrofoam (Plastic Bag Not Included)
The purpose of this sign is to help Waste Warriors facilitate Styrofoam (polystyrene) recycling by setting up a collection point for the material in their office suite/work area,
Though Styrofoam is not accepted at the Hallway Waste Stations on the MSU campus, many of us want to recycle this material, which is common in shipments and carryout containers. To meet this need, SSRC established this easy Styrofoam recycling process for Waste Warriors to lead in their office suites/work areas.
Waste Warriors are encouraged to download and print this sign, find a large clear plastic bag for collection purposes, set up the Collection Point in a common area where they work, and promote the in-office Styrofoam recycling program to colleagues. When the plastic bag is full, the Waste Warrior should tie it closed and take it to the building loading dock.
SSRC staff will then pick up the material from the loading dock during our regular service stop.
WASTE WARRIOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
- The Waste Warrior is responsible for ensuring Styrofoam is collected in a clear plastic bag.
- The Waste Warrior is responsible for taking the full bag to the loading dock.
- The Waste Warrior should check with colleagues to find a suitable location for the collection bag.
- If you are unable to locate a bag for this use, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can assist you.
- The Waste Warrior should write their name on the sign in the space provided to indicate to colleagues that they are the person who is sponsoring Styrofoam recycling in their office/work area.
WHY ISN'T STYROFOAM RECYCLING AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE ON CAMPUS?
- The majority of spaces on campus do not generate a high volume of Styrofoam. While we don't want to let any recyclable material reach the landfill if its not necessary, there are logistical concerns with placing bins for collection, such as space in hallways and on loading docks. That said, some departments do receive more shipments than most, which may result in the generation of more Styrofoam than usual. In these cases, we do our best to work with the departments and buildings to ensure we have a collection system in place.