Sustainability Committee

Our mission is to promote a culture of sustainability on the TU campus - to advance policies and participate in projects that lead to a more sustainable future.

Dietler Commons University of Tulsa

Single Stream

Single stream recycling is now deployed to the TU campus. Single stream recycling refers to a system in which all paper fibers and containers are mixed together in a collection truck, instead of being sorted into separate commodities (newspaper, cardboard, plastic, glass, etc. We are excited to have new outdoor containers on Dietler Commons (Old "U")! Go check them out!!!

Just Implemented - January 2014.
Single stream recycling is now deployed to the TU campus. Single stream (also known as "fully commingled") recycling refers to a system in which all paper fibers and containers are mixed together in a collection truck, instead of being sorted into separate commodities (newspaper, cardboard, plastic, glass, etc. Single stream allows TU students and employees to recycle larger portions of their waste. For example, single stream accepts all types of plastics, glass, and tin. This process is also simpler as individuals will no longer need to sort their recyclables, instead they will only have to have two containers: trash and recyclables. This project is being deployed to campus. The TU facilities department is currently in the process of re-labeling recycling containers and to show that all recyclables can be deposited into blue bins.

 

TU In the news for Solar Research!  

Single Stream in the Collegian News

The Committee for Sustainability promotes a culture of sustainability on the TU campus. The Committee facilitates research, learning opportunities, policies, and practices that address environmental, economic, and social responsibility.

We serve as a connection for all members of the campus community - including faculty, staff, and students - to advance policies and projects and participate in processes that lead to a more sustainable future.