Eckerd just launched our first comprehensive end-of-year waste mitigation strategy called Trash to Treasure. During the last week of school, over 20 volunteers worked several hours per night collecting items that students chose to donate or discard. Items were collected, stored, and cleaned over summer. In July there will be the first sale to the Eckerd community and then in August on incoming student move-in day there will be a second sale. With over 30 mini-fridges, 25 microwaves, 20 lamps, countless bean bag chairs, and other reusable dorm items, Eckerd is helping close the perpetual waste loop. All proceeds from sale will go to support future sustainability initiatives.
Read the Tampa Bay Times article on the project.