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Sustainability & Recycling - Reduce Waste

Reducing waste is the first step towards creating a more sustainable environment: when you avoid making garbage in the first place, you don't have to worry about disposing of it or recycling it.

At MUSC we can make a difference by not purchasing an item unless we cannot find a used one through Surplus or a refurbished one through Supply. If we have to make the purchase, then buy recycled: ask for recycled-content from the manufacturer and inquire what recycling/reclaim arrangements are available.

When planning an MUSC event, use the "Green Event Plan", "Guidelines" and "Checklist" to make sure that your event is a "Zero Waste" event!

Changing your habits is the key — think about ways you can reduce your waste when you shop, work and play. There's a ton of ways for you to reduce waste, save yourself some time and money, and be good to the Earth at the same time.

Sign the Pledge:

 I pledge to reduce waste by purchasing products with returnable and refillable packaging, and avoiding over-packaged and disposable products.

 I pledge to reduce waste by taking steps to cut back on the unwanted mail I receive.

 I pledge to reduce waste by home composting, using a reusable shopping bag, or finding other ways to reduce waste.

Useful Links!
for ways to reduce waste (average American produces 4.4 lbs/day) 

Keep America Beautiful - waste reduction & recycling
Waste Strategies - about zero waste
Reduce -
EPA - Waste Prevention


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