Penn State is a world leader in its waste management.
We are able to do this by efforts made by thousands of individuals all across the campus.
The most important part of our waste management is to reduce the amount of waste that that gets collected. We need to reduce the amount we purchase and reuse our materials. After this we need to dispose of our waste wisely. We also need to purchase wisely so that more can be recycled and composted and we support companies that are effectively managing their use of natural resources.