There is a new recycling program underway at the Medical School. Printer ink cartridges may now be recycled at convenient drop-off points located throughout the building.
Boxes for cartridge recycling will be located by the white service elevators on each floor of the Medical School Building as well as by the service elevators of the Medical School Expansion building and on the third and fourth floors of the Jesse Jones Library building.
Ink cartridges should be returned in their original box for recycling.
The program is managed by the Employee Relations Committee (ERC) officers through the OfficeMax Ink & Toner Recycling Program in conjunction with CLOVER Environmental Solutions.
Money earned through the recycling program will be “recycled” by the ERC for employee events, such as prizes for the annual pumpkin carving contest.
“It takes 100 cartridges to complete one pallet. The buyback amount varies per type of cartridge recycled at a very minimum amount. It is a lot of work for our volunteers to manage, but the ERC wants to do our part for our school community by providing a free, easy-to-use and environmentally preferable way to dispose of these empty cartridges. The support of our departments has already shown to be a great success for the program.” said Valerie Buchanan, ERC president.
Program kickoff pictures and flyer can be found on the ERC website.
—Darla Brown, Office of Communications, Medical School