Alcoa Foundation donates recycling bins to UT

April 26, 2013 | UToday
By Casey Cheap

A grant from the Alcoa Foundation will bring 75 new 60-gallon bins to The University of Toledo for recycling bottles and cans.

RRR_LogoThe bins will be dispersed across all campuses.

“A lot of buildings have a good presence of bins already,” said Brooke Mason, UT interim sustainability specialist. “But it is a well-known fact that most people will not walk out of their way to recycle a bottle or can.”

Although there are more than 900 recycling bins on Main Campus, Mason said because of hefty recycling goals, the campus needs more bins for bottles and cans.

Part of the mission is to keep bins in consistent places to make sure there are labels on the wall or designated areas in buildings for all recyclables.

The Alcoa Foundation builds partnerships to improve the environment and educate tomorrow’s leaders for careers in manufacturing and engineering. In 2012, Alcoa contributed more than $21 million to nonprofit organizations focusing on environment and education.

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