The University of California has committed to sending zero waste to landfill by 2020.
Zero waste protects our environment, reduces greenhouse gases, promotes clean innovation and creates green jobs right here in California.
It’s not only an important goal, it’s doable. UC is already diverting 69 percent of our solid waste from landfills systemwide. We’re sending 26 percent less waste per person to landfills than other comparable universities.
We are running in the right direction, but the last mile is the hardest. To get all the way to zero waste, we need everyone to pitch in by not pitching out. Ask yourself: Could my next piece of trash be my last trash?
Refuse what you don’t need, reuse what you can, and recycle what you can’t.
My campus. My community. My planet. #MyLastTrash.
Visit UC Zero Waste for more information.