Sustainability Snapshots

Sustainability Snapshots is your one stop shop to learn about many projects that have occurred on campus related to sustainability and conservation efforts. Either choose a category to browse in the drop-down bar, or select a project name to the right.

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The Denny Project was a collaborative project between UW Recycling and UW Garbology. The purpose was to measure the waste diversion effectiveness of two programs (restroom paper towel composting and the MiniMax program) on a typical campus building.

Restroom Paper Towel Composting

In Spring of 2013, Recycling & Solid Waste, Custodial Services, UW Libraries staff, and student group EcoReps collaborated on a pilot to divert restroom paper towels from the garbage into the compost stream. The group chose to pilot the project in high traffic locations like the Suzallo-Allen Libraries and the Odegaard Undergraduate Library.