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Sustainability Problem and Proposed Solution: 

Unsorted trash is typically contaminated with many other waste materials that end up at the Santa Cruz landfill, rather than being properly recycled or composted. In accordance with the goal for Zero Waste by 2020 , UCSC has already begun applying innovative methods to reduce and divert the amount of waste that we contribute to accumulating landfills. However, with anticipated growth in student enrollment, this waste stream will increase along with costs (environmental and fiscal) to dispose.

Project Categories: 
Energy & Climate
Waste & Recycling
Water
Project Status: 
Completed
Campus Organization: 
IDEASS
Project Location: 
On campus