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Welcome Celebration 2023 diversion rate results

Posted by Daphne Hulse on August 18, 2023

From: Hulse, Daphne Lauren
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2023 2:45 PM
To: Etchison, Thurman B <>
Subject: FW: today


Hi Thurman,


Numbers from today. From what the volunteers and I observed, having the bin guards really helped route the plastic bottles to the correct bin, so a win there. But it unfortunately is not well reflected in the weight, because of how heavy organic waste is. F&S is already strategizing for next year – maybe if we try to separate food waste from regular trash (plates, forks) from plastic bottles, and break that number down even more. Just having thoughts. I’d love to see that food waste grinded to energy, but I imagine that would be a logistically challenging one.


Nonetheless, I think we did something great today! We made a lot of students think about their actions.


Thank you,


Daphne Hulse (she/her)
Zero Waste Coordinator
Facilities & Services | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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From: Patterson, Shawn L <>
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2023 2:36 PM
To: Hulse, Daphne Lauren <>
Subject: today


Well looks like you were correct. 6%


Total weight 2460lbs

Recycled 140lbs



Room for growth