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Wastewise Spotlight: Dominican University

Posted on November 17, 2017


Dominican Spotlight

To start the school year with sustainability in mind, Dominican University introduced composting in Caleruega Dining Hall. Now instead of four landfill bins, there are four compost bins and just one small landfill container adjacent to the bins! Over 100 students pledged to start composting prior to its launch, and the staff and students who eat at Caleruega are happy with the change and have adjusted to the new system. Since starting this program, Dominican has diverted almost two tons of material per week from going to the landfill. Because of their efforts, the Caleruega Dining Hall was able to reduce their landfill bin by 25% and is looking for more ways to reduce their waste. Read our latest Waste Wise Business Spotlight to see how they did it. LEARN MORE

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