Keene State celebrates Earth Day with trash audit
Keene State College Eco-Reps Kelly Marchione and Kim Christel hold up trash bags of aluminum cans and plastics bottles found in residential hall trash Tuesday as part the annual Keene State College Earth Day Trash Audit. (MEGHAN PIERCE)
A bin full of glass bottles pulled from campus residential hall trash cans is seen at the Keene State College Earth Day Trash Audit Tuesday afternoon. MEGHAN PIERCE
The Keene State Eco-Reps along with ROCKS — Recycling On Campus At Keene State — conducted the audit of trash taken from four different residential halls on campus Tuesday morning.
"I don't know why so many bottles and cans don't get recycled," Keene State senior and Eco-Rep Kim Christel said. "Especially when our school makes it very easy cause we have trash bins and recycle bins right next to each other. So when you go to take out all of your trash it's very easy to sort."
"We try to make this really visible because a lot of what we do on campus is not really obvious," Jensen said, from shower heads and toilets that use less water, to electric vehicles used on campus and environmentally friendly lawn products used on the grounds.
Keene State has been included in list every year, since the selections began in 2010.
Expanding on what they already do, Jensen said, the college is working to find a facility that could take its compost waste.
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