The large, blue recycle bins
accept almost any paper product.
are a few things that can’t be recycled.
Do Not Add
Paper (incl. Paper cups, plates)
Place the recycling bin right next to the copy machine.
If space is an issue, a narrower recycling bin can be obtained.
Do not place a trashcan next to the copier or printers.
Remember to recycle paper wrappers, not just paper.
All envelopes can be recycled, including those with a clear, plastic
Buy recycled paper and file folders.
lly Friendly Office Products
If you already buy your paper from Boise Cascade, Boise Office Supplies, or Star Office Products, we recommend Aspen30 -$25.30 or Aspen100-$40.00, Willcopy Recycled.
If you already buy your paper from Rice Delivery Services or Ikon, we recommend Weyerhauser 30% recycled, which is $40 per case from RDS.
If you already buy your paper from Office Depot, we recommend either Office Depot Brand recycled paper at 3.33 per ream or Boise Aspen30 for $25.30
An audit was conducted to determine the amount of recyclables being thrown away in Department Copier Rooms and Offices. Five departments were audited in the in the initial survey.
Click here to see the results: Audit Results
Approximately 70% of all trash in Rice copier rooms could be recycled!
A general correlation was found between the distance of the recycle bin from the copier and the amount of recyclables that were not recycled.
Also, many faculty members did not seem to be aware that envelopes and colored paper could be recycled. Please see above for a complete listing of recyclables.
Rice Facilities & Engineering: Green Office Guide
Rice Environmental Club
ENST 302/ UNIV 303: Rice Into the Future