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October 2020 Waste Challenge

Stay Connected: Join the Waste Reduction @ Illinois Facebook Group >>> iSEE’s 2020 Sustainability Month Waste Challenge  Introduction The average individual generates around 6 pounds of waste per day, and about 40% of all waste is in the form of food. Each...
Worms & More: All about Composting

Worms & More: All about Composting

What is Composting? Composting is the process of organic matter (things that were once living) breaking down into nutrient-rich soil. Compost can consist of yard scraps — like twigs, leaves, and clippings — or food scraps — like coffee grounds, eggshells, and banana...

Meet Robert McKim

Robert McKim is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Religion, and a faculty member of the Zero Waste SWATeam. Robert has taught many courses in environmental ethics, ranging from introductory courses to graduate seminars, mostly at Illinois but also at a...

Meet Marya Ryan

Mayra Ryan is a staff member with Facilities & Services at the University of Illinois, and is a member of the Zero Waste SWATeam. Ryan has held various positions at the University, including working at the i-Card Programs Office, the Survey Research Laboratory,...

Meet Leon Liebenberg

Leon Liebenberg is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Mechanical Science & Engineering Department. Currently, he teaches ME 270, TAM 335, and ME 470. As a member of the Zero Waste SWATeam, he hopes to achieve zero waste on campus by 2050 or sooner. “If we...