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Welcome and thanks for your interest in recycling at UW-La Crosse. UW-L’s recycling program was formally established in 1991 to reduce our amount of solid waste as well as, reuse and recycle those waste materials when possible.
UW-L has combined reduce, reuse and recycle with re-buy and rethink to form UW-L’s R-5 Program.
- Reduce: Cut your use of energy, water, materials and toxic products
- Reuse: Use it again and again, until it can’t be used anymore
- Recycle: Make new products or packaging from used materials
- Re-buy: Purchase products made from recycled materials
- Rethink: Think again! Consider the environmental consequences of your purchasing decision before you buy.
Buying products made from recycled materials and thinking about our purchases closes the recycling loop. UW-L continues its growth and commitment to recycling. Help us “Close the Loop” by integrating the five Rs into your daily life and encouraging others to do the same.