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One Man's Trash - End-Of-Year Recycling to Aid Those in Need

By Lori Wright, Media Relations
May 28, 2008


Piles of discarded clothing left by students stack up in Williamson Hall. Lori Wright photos.

When students leave campus at the end of the school year, they leave behind more than memories. Piles of unwanted—but often still perfectly useable—clothing and household goods are left on the sidewalks outside their dorms.

There was a time when everything was simply thrown away. Now, thanks to UNH-RENU (Recycling Everything New/Used), the unwanted items are collected and redistributed to such places as Crossroads House, a homeless shelter in Portsmouth, and Operation Blessing.

Unopened nonperishable food that otherwise would be tossed out is donated to the Cornucopia Food Pantry.


Last year more than 245 bags of clothing and 4,800 pounds of food were salvaged and donated.

RENU’s goal is not only to reduce and recycle but to increase awareness about waste and its impact on the environment while supporting organizations that help those in need.

 


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