Faculty Advisor

LePage, Suzanne

Faculty Advisor

Rosbach, Derren

Abstract

WPI waste generation rates are rising, meaning increasing costs and environmental pressures. On campus, much of this waste is from disposable food containers. This study’s 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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies

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