Reuse, and Recycle
Why you should do it…
- Recycling 1 ton of paper saves an average of 17 trees, 1,400 liters of
oil, and 26,500 liters of water.
- Recycled paper generates 95 percent less air pollution.
- In Lebanon, paper products constitute around 25 percent of all generated
How to do it…
- Control printing by using e–mail and web resources, saving documents and
e–mails on your computer, and circulating memos or posting notices instead
of distributing multiple copies.
- Make double-sided copies and use a double-sided printer.
- Use a small font size when printing larger documents.
- Use the blank side of old printed documents as scratch paper.
- Reuse interoffice envelopes and folders.
- Use the recycling box in your office for paper and cardboard. If you
don't have one, call the Recycling Hotline ext. 2040.
- Use the recycling boxes around campus in dorms, classrooms, libraries, and
several outdoor locations.
As of July 2005, the University Recycling Project has recycled 370 tons of
paper and cardboard. This translates into saving 6,283 trees, 5.92 million
liters of water, 1,553 mwh of electricity, and 901 cubic meters of landfill.
Facts from the US Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.gov),
Center for Ecological Technology, and