WPI waste generation rates are rising, meaning increasing costs and environmental pressures. On campus, much of this waste is from disposable food containers. This studys purpose was to reduce disposable waste by assessing current waste management practices, researching new initiatives, and evaluating the feasibility of these initiatives. Students and faculty involved with sustainability initiatives were interviewed, and the WPI community was surveyed. All relevant data was analyzed to develop recommendations related to the implementation of a campus-wide reusable container program.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Civil and Environmental Engineering