Sustainability Tips

Recently, I have seen several Law students pondering for a while in front of the McGill recycling/ garbage bins trying to figure out where to put their empty coffee cups. These are few simple tips that should help to solve this problem:

  • The McGill recycling system has three waste streams, which may differ from the way many of us are used to recycling at home. The three streams need to be properly used in order to keep recycling out of the landfill
  • Three partitions of the recycling/ garbage bins that correspond to three streams are left to right:
    • Plastic/ metal/ glass (green stream)
    • Trash/ landfill
    • Paper/cardboard (blue stream)
  • Emptied and, if possible, but NOT necessary, rinsed milk cartons, PAPER COFFEE CUPS, and juice cartons go into the plastic/ metal/ glass partition

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