This post has been paid for by Cal Poly Corporation’s Campus Dining, and does not reflect the editorial coverage of Mustang News.
Because of Cal Poly’s new Zero Waste Pilot Program, students will have some decisions to make when tossing their trash on campus.
To comply with the 2014 California State University Sustainability Policy, Cal Poly has pledged to remove 95 percent of its trash from landfill, and to achieve that goal, the university and its partners installed Zero Waste Stations with compost, recycle and landfill bins around campus. Locations include The Avenue, Julian A. McPhee University Union, Robert E. Kennedy Library and the red brick residence halls (map).
But before you start chucking Starbucks cups, think about whether items are reusable and can be repurposed for another time. Cardboard items should be recycled, and therefore stacked neatly next to the Zero Waste Stations.
Think you know what belongs in each bin? Take the quiz below and test your knowledge.