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CFCC Sustainability Committee

Resources to make every day Earth Day on our campus and in our community
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    UNCW Electronics Recycling Drive!

    Styrofoam Recycling

    Styrofoam recycling

    Yes, you CAN recycle styrofoam in Wilmington! The CFCC Sustainability Committee has partnered with UNCW Recycling Services for use of their recently acquired styrofoam recycling equipment.  

    Styrofoam can be sent to our CFCC Shipping & Receiving department and we will deliver it to the UNCW campus for you or you can deliver the materials yourself.

    Questions about what types of styrofoam can be accepted and the UNCW Recycling Services address can be found here. https://uncw.edu/warehouse/recycling/recycling_at_uncw.html

    Marker Recycling

    CFCC is now recycling used dry erase markers, permanent markers, all types of pens, mechanical pencils, and highlighters. Drop them off at either the Wilmington or North Campus Libraries.

    CFCC EarthFest

    EarthFest was held on Wednesday, April 17th from 11am – 2pm in the Amphitheater located behind Union Station. The Sustainability Committee reserved a table and placed signage (including a brand new table sign that we can use for future events) and had one of our new multisort recycling fixtures placed beside the table. EarthFest was well attended by students, faculty, and staff. The table also promoted VHS recycling in the library on Monday nights along with a live demo of VHS recycling.

    Battery Recycling

    From October 2019 to February 2021, CFCC recycled 261 pounds of batteries!  Since we started battery recycling in Fall 2014, CFCC has recycled a grand total of 1,315 pounds.

    You can find battery recycling fixtures on the Wilmington Campus: Library, S-building Second Floor Lobby, A-building Second Floor Lobby, Union Station (beside the Port City Java), Wilson Center (beside the doors to the Studio Theater), and on the North Campus: Library, NB building hallway, and the NE building lobby.

    So, got some batteries rolling around in a desk drawer?  Drop them off and keep them out of the landfill!

    New Recycling Fixtures

    In partnership with New Hanover County Environmental Management, CFCC has added 18 new multisort recycling fixtures on the Wilmington Campus, North Campus, Burgaw Center, and Surf City Center!

    All recycling is commingled, so you can place paper/plastic/cans in ANY blue bin you find on campus.

    Get Involved!!!

    Next public meeting:

    TBA, Late March
     

    Questions?  Email Sustainability Committee Chair, Jacob Deininger: jdeininger@cfcc.edu

    CFCC Sustainability Committee Meeting Minutes

    Take the CFCC Sustainability Awareness Pledge!

    Global Footprint Network
    Footprint Calculator

    How much land area does it take to support your lifestyle? Take this quiz to find out your Ecological Footprint, discover your biggest areas of resource consumption, and learn what you can do to tread more lightly on the earth.

    OTHER CALCULATORS

    Rustle the Leaf

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    Rustle the Leaf Archive

    Recycling Game!