final waste audit

On Thursday, March 28, the team conducted their final waste audit.

Our waste audits have been a few members of our Capstone group traveling to the Durham Waste Transfer Station in order to get a cross-section of what types of trash come into the Transfer Station. We are looking to document the fact that many recyclable and reusable items are thrown away and lost as resources.

Below you’ll see one of our members exposing a trash bag filled with recyclable cans.

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We have found that this occurrence is not uncommon, and so we’re looking at ways to work with the Transfer Station to make recycling easier and the drop-off process more efficient.