AASHE 2020 On-Demand Session

The College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC), in partnership with the United States Composting Council and Elevate Packaging, recently administered a survey to colleges and universities to understand how their recycling, compost, and waste programs have been impacted by the sudden campus closures and uncertain reopening plans. This session will present the results of that survey to highlight the challenges facing many institutions and some of their innovative solutions. We will then provide resources and information on how to solve some of the most common challenges.

Join our On-Demand session by registering for the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education and choosing our session “College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC) Campus Recycling Session”.

This session will be available on-demand during the live portion of the conference, October 20-22, 2020, and then available until November 22 on the conference’s portals. Afterwards, the session recording will be available here.


Thank you to all of the individuals who answered our survey!

To help us compile more resources like this, please take part two of our survey here.



Data from the CURC Survey

COMPLETE Resources, Tips and Requests gathered from our survey

Post-Landfill Action Network Reusables & Sanitation Toolkit

Hosting Troll-Free/Playful/Interactive Virtual Events with Zoom

Health Expert Statement Addressing Safety of Reusables and COVID-19

Does COVID-19 mean single-use everything? – MIT Medical

Connect with the College and University Recycling Coalition on Facebook!