Illinois Wesleyan University has begun single stream recycling. Carl Teichman, Illinois Wesleyan's Director of Government and Community Relations, says the school has placed recycling bins next to all trash cans, making it very simple to deal with garbage. Teichman says proponents of the single stream approach believe it virtually eliminates anxiety and annoyance at spending extra time at the recycling bin. Recycling on campus began in the early 1990s, but until now it required sorting by those disposing of trash. Teichman says the impetus to convert to single stream came from a paper done by student Megan George who found it would increase the recycling rate and boost campus efforts at sustainability. George graduated this spring.
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