December 2005, Vol. 7 No. 2
Appointment of Dr. Ghassan Hamadeh
Prominent Arab-American Rights Activist Lectures on Islamophobia
Appointment of Dr. Thurayya Arayssi
Business School Lecture on Corporate Governance
Women’s League Meeting
Professor Samir Makdisi to Serve Again on Global Network Board
Human Resources Developments
University Senate Meeting of June 22
September Senate Notes
New Mission Statement
Dean Daghir Steps Down from Deanship
Recently Published: Comparing Media from Around the World
John Rhoder Leaves AUB
Prominent Saudi Businessman Receives AUB Distinguished Alumnus Award
Fading Poetry of Old Lebanese Houses: Art Project by Joe Saleh
Tips for Saving the Planet
Art Club Celebrates Art Day
Jafet Library Displays the Earliest Photographs of AUB Campus
Recycle your printer cartridges and ribbons
Printer cartridges can be remanufactured (refilled) and resold. This saves energy and natural resources, and reduces landfill waste.
Why you should do it…
- Each new laser printer cartridge uses
2.8 liters of oil to manufacture.
- In just seven months, cartridge
remanufacturing will save 41.6 million
liters of oil-more than was spilled by the Exxon Valdez in 1989.
- The plastic in each printer cartridge
takes more than 1,000 years to decompose.
- Each discarded printer cartridge adds
over 1 kg of waste to our landfills.
- Over 38,000 tons of plastic and metal are saved from landfills each year as a result of cartridge remanufacturing, yet only 20 percent of all printer cartridges are recycled.
How to do it…
- Send your used cartridges in an envelope by university mail to: Physical Plant, Grounds and Transfer Services.
- Call the Recycling Hotline at
ext. 2040 and if the cartridges are large or if you have more than one, someone will come pick them up from your office.
935 cartridges and ribbons have been collected by the University Recycling Project since 2001.Facts from the US Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.gov), www.affordableprintercare.com, www.thegreenguide.com, and www.aub.edu.lb/~weburp.