About This Project
How much of recyclable materials are we throwing into the trash at the University of South Carolina Beaufort?
The University of South Carolina Beaufort only supports paper recycling for waste generated by a 2,100 student body. We will add recycling of plastics and metals by employing single-stream recycling (SSR). For this 2 year study, we expect the SSR method to lead to lower amounts of landfill trash. Weight of recyclables and trash at a sample site will be collected to assess for a statistical significance of recyclables. Results will be published in a scientific journal.