Members of the Queen’s community are officially invited to a paper purge party. From now until April 1, a team of volunteers will drop by offices that register for paper pick-up, ensuring that the waste is properly recycled. Participants only need to gather their paper products into a box, bin, pile or bag, mark it “Reyclemania,” and student volunteers will come by your office to remove the collected materials.
“The long-term goal of the paper purge is to promote recycling on campus through the creation of an event that gets students, staff and faculty working together,” says Llynwen Osborne, Waste Coordinator. “I would say the biggest source of confusion about recycling is the use of desk side blue boxes. It should be used for paper only. If other items such as cans or plastic are found in the desk side blue box, custodial staff dispose of all the items as waste.”
Organized by Ms Osborne with the assistance of student volunteers, the paper purge parties provide an opportunity for campus departments to rid themselves of the often overwhelming amount of paper that can build up in a workspace.
Ms Osborne registered Queen’s to be a part of the Recyclemania competition and works closely with other campus sustainability groups such as the SGPS, the AMS, and the MCRC to find ways to promote recycling on campus.
For more information or to schedule a paper purge party for your office, please contact Ms Osborne at ext. 33396 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.