The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 10, 1998, Page 6, Image 6

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Coordinator says
recycling big at NU
Staff Reporter
UNL sophomore Sean Masters said
he doesn’t go out of his way to recycle
his pop cans on campus.
“One can will do something but not
enough,” Masters said. “It may be a
good idea, but what will it accom
Add 781 tons of materials collected
on campus for recycling, and it makes
quite a difference.
Along with saving energy, water
and trees, recycling has saved the uni
versity thousands of dollars in landfill
fees, said Dale Ekart, University of
Nebraska-Lincoln recycling coordina
In the last fiscal year, UNL recycled
781 tons of material used on campus.
Of that material, 719 pounds was
paper, which saved 12,223 trees,
according to industry standards set by
the Paper Institute.
It also saved enough energy - 2.95
kilowatt-hours’ worth - to power 307
average homes in Lincoln for one year,
said Lincoln Electric System
spokesperson Russ Reno.
Five million gallons of water also
were saved by recycling this paper.
Cardboard, office paper and
newsprint comprise most of the paper
products recycled, Ekart said. Paper
towels and disposable napkins are not
Daily Nebraskans made up more
than half of the newsprint recycled from
academic buildings on campus, Ekart
The program also recycled four tons
of aluminum, 5.7 tons of steel and 4.2
tons of plastic in the last fiscal year.
Other recycled materials included wood
pallets, fluorescent tubes and
Styrofoam peanuts.
But some recyclable material
makes it to the landfill, because people
throw it in trash cans instead of recy
cling bins, Ekart said.
The recovery of recyclable material
also saves costly landfill space, Ekart
said. The university saved more than
2,742 cubic yards of landfill space by
recycling last year and avoided nearly
$12,500 in landfill fees.
The program has a budget of
$40,000 to $45,000, Ekart said But the
u- f
Our bottom line is
improving the
Dale Ekart
recycling coordinator
program makes some money by selling
recycled materials.
“Our hope is to run a free program,”
Ekart said.
The program made $2,300 in fiscal
year 1996, he said, because paper sold at
an unusually high price.
The university made about $37,000
from selling recyclable materials in fis
cal year 1996 and $ 15,000 in fiscal year
But Ekart said recycling’s eco
nomic benefit to the university is not
the primary goal of the recycling pro
“Our bottom line is improving the
human environment, ” he said. “Most
recyclers’job is work themselves out of
a job.
“We really want to reduce waste.”
Michelle Haddix, projects coordi
nator for UNL Recycling and Ecology
Now! director, said her job also is to
reduce waste.
“It’s a really messy job, ” she said
about picking up drink containers. “It
gets all over your shoes. ”
Despite the mess, Haddix said her
job is worthwhile because she is ’Trying
to help make a difference for the benefit
of the environment.”
UNL Recycling is working to
increase the number of recycling bins
on campus to make recycling more con
But “it’s not all that convenient,”
junior Jeanette Burbridge said.
“If it’s by a frash can I’ll put it in
there,” she said, because “it’s a positive
tiling for the environment.”
Junior Steph McCann said she
approves of on-campus recycling.
“I feel guilty if I don’t,” McCann
said. “Everybody has to (recycle)
“We can’t throw any more away.”