University recycling program earns award

August 13, 1998

Penn State was recently recognized by the Can Manufacturing Institute, a national trade association of the can manufacturers of America, for its Beaver Stadium Recycling Program. It awarded $1,000 to the Office of Physical Plant Department of Solid Waste Management for its coordination of the stadium program. The money has been donated to the Paterno Library for the purchase of reference materials related to recycling.

The Beaver Stadium Recycling Program is a large part of Penn State's efforts to recycle on campus. The program, which began in 1995, consists of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts helping to recycle aluminum, glass and paper products at Penn State football games. Money generated from the sale of this recycled material is then donated to the United Way. Physical Plant is responsible for the operational side, and the Scouts do the rest.

Over the past three years, the Beaver Stadium Recycling Program has recycled 105 tons of recyclable material and has donated $27,800 to the United Way.

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