Taking Styrofoam out of the equation
November 7, 2016
How one student’s small steps made a big impact
In 2004, Orith Fogel was a third year
Jazz Studies student when she landed a job as the University’s environmental issues coordinator. A self-proclaimed “earth activist,” Fogel saw an opportunity to influence real change on campus by shedding light on the type and volume of waste we discard every year.
“Ever since I was young, I’ve been conscientious of recycling and composting,” said Fogel. “When I found out the campus was still using Styrofoam, I thought ‘what is going on here?’ How can we change this?”
Styrofoam, or polystyrene, if you want to get technical, is proven to contribute to pollution, is non-biodegradable, consumes non-renewable resources and is suspected to be a human carcinogen under extreme temperatures.
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