I Just Want a Recycling Bin, Please

Gabby Nowicki

We only have one Earth, right? There is no “second planet” for us to inhabit. Yet we continue to treat the Earth as though we have backup options.
It’s as if plan B is in action just in case plan A doesn’t work out. I could go on and on about how we are ruining our only planet, but my objective for this article is just about one thing: recycling.

In past years, the university has gotten increasingly better at making recycling on campus well known.

The Green Team and other organizations on campus have tried to make knowledge on recycling more wide spread.

For example, I did not know that you cannot put recyclables in a garbage bag, because then it will get taken out and placed into the dumpster.

This year, living in Savin Court, there is so much more room in my kitchen for a separate recycling bin.

This, of course, excited me and my roommates. Once it came time to take out the trash and recyclables, we realized there was only a dumpster, one solo dumpster.

We had no choice but to throw away the large box of recyclable items.

At first, I was in disbelief that our school, the one that preached so much on recycling, did not have a collection bin at the off campus housing. But then I realized that, of course, this would happen.

What else could possibly suck about living in university sponsored off campus housing?

If the dumpster truck comes to pick up the trash, then a recycling truck can come pick up the recyclables.

I would like to help in as many ways as possible to slow the destruction of our only planet and while one may think throwing a few recyclables won’t make a big difference, well it will.

Any little action makes a huge impact on these kinds of things.

So, is it too much to ask for one recycling bin at Savin Court? Please.