Reducing Waste by Example
Western Michigan University's Office for Sustainability practices eco-friendly habits both
on and off campus.
University switches to single stream recycling
Western Michigan University joins surrounding communities in making the switch to single stream recycling.
Consumerism contributes to plastic waste
Sustainability experts cite reducing plastic use as the key to more sustainable practices.
Sustainability movement shifts toward reduction,
but corporations persist
Sustainability has begun to move away from recycling, toward reduction, but some companies voice other concerns.
Campus waste management and reduction over
Western Michigan University has a history of promoting recycling of plastic on campus.
Michigan residents react
to Seattle straw ban
Each year 22 million pounds of plastic waste ends up in the Great Lakes.
After the game: cadets clean up and recycle
Cadets clean up much of the debris and plastic waste left behind after a Western Michigan University football game.
EcoJug program changes as student interests shift
Western Michigan University students have access to new, free, sustainable tools.