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Earth Month Campus Trash Pickup

Posted by Emily Dickett on May 9, 2023

During Earth Month, iSEE hosted its biannual trash pickup. More than 75 participants picked up 160 pounds of trash and recycling over the hour and a half long event. Participants also tallied the trash they picked up on a waste characterization sheet in order for UIUC to characterize its waste stream and determine what kind of outreach is needed in order to decrease waste and litter on campus. Highlights include more than 300 soft food wrappers, 180 beverage cans, 40 plastic bags, and more cigarette butts than participants could count collected during the pickup.