Smith has a long history of being a leader in the zero waste movement. In the late 1980s, the facilities team implemented a robust, campus-wide recycling program. In 2005, students started a movement for composting and it has steadily grown since then.
We promote responsible, rather than “wishful” waste disposal, which is a tendency among many of us to recycle and compost items that we think and hope are recyclable, even though in many cases they are not.
At Zero-Waste events on campus, the college provides guests with compostable and recyclable items only. For more information about zero-waste events, contact email@example.com.