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Community on the Commons - A Composting Success

Community on the Commons not only started the school year off right but was also a great success for sustainability at Elon. This event was planned around the ability to compost or recycle all items provided with the meal.

The plates were made from fallen bamboo leaves, and the silverware was made from potato starch. Both of which could be composted.

Total amount of meal swipes: 1,429
Compost collected: 400+ pounds
Recyclables collected: 140+ pounds
Trash collected: 1 bag!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this event. By using compostable and recyclable materials, we significantly reduced our waste.

Kristi Jacobsen,
Student
10/10/2011 1:59 PM