Earth Day Trash Sort Extravaganza

    This year UCSD celebrated going green during Earth Week by
    challenging students to “Choose to Change,” a theme that highlighted the many ways affiliates can help
    sustain the environment. On April 22, students got down in the dumps —
    literally — by sorting through more than 1,000 pounds of garbage collected from
    trash cans in Price Center to pick out the recyclable material that is normally
    thrown away. The sorting took under an hour, but participants uncovered more
    than 300 pounds of recyclables, from cans and bottles to newspapers and
    cardboard. The trash sort aimed to combat student apathy for recycling and
    promote less waste.

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