Yesterday at lunch, some of my friends got into discussing recycling on campus. It started with a startling comment by one person who said she saw for herself that they put all of the garbage in one bag. No matter what the trash - unrecyclable waste or water bottles - it all goes in the same dumpster. Though Dominican has recycling bins with labels for what type of waste you should put in each (paper, plastic/glass); it may just be a futile effort for those who recycle.
Recycling on campus has been a recurring news story in the school newspaper, the Dominican Star, for years; but has anything really be done about recycling on campus?
Now there is a chance that the garbage is being separated later on after it is picked up by the garbage truck; but how can we know for sure? By how it looks now, I feel like my recycling efforts are in vain.