Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Sustainable Moves at VALLEY

Sustainable Moves Committee | Bottle and Can Recycling

KVCC’s commitment to recycling is unmistakable. It's not that tough to do with a little patience and a sense that one is doing the right thing.

Why bottle/can recycling? Plastic recycling affects a range of products, from drink containers to shopping bags and pipes. The use of plastic in the majority of our products makes recycling very important. What good is it to down a plastic bottle of that good, clean, clear water, and then relegate the container to the landfill? By taking the time to recycle paper, plastic, metal and glass products, the amount of trash, debris and garbage bound for the landfill can be drastically reduced. Recycling 1 ton of plastic saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space.

Need more convincing? It is estimated that it takes a plastic container 50,000 years to decompose. Think about that the next time you toss away that empty water bottle that cost you at least a dollar.

If you would like to be a part of this important committee please contact Dan at 269-488-4298 or dmaley@kvcc.edu