The majority of people have probably heard of the 3R’s of Sustainable Living: Reduce, reuse, recycle. Wartburg College has added two extra categories to their list: Refuse and repair.
“You have probably heard of the 3 R’s of waste reduction (reduce, reuse, recycle) but there are actually 5 R’s at Wartburg College. They should be considered in this order too.
Refuse – if you don’t need it don’t take/get it
Reduce – only take what you really need, you can almost always get more
Repair – just because it may be inexpensive to get it new, repair will keep it out of the landfill
Reuse – if you are done with it, maybe someone else can use it
Recycle – if there are no other options, recycle, keep it out of the landfill”
Wartburg Sustainability strives to promote these five R’s through sustainable practices around campus.
To read more about Wartburg’s sustainability efforts, click here.