Aluminum Recycling on Campus

Aluminum Recycling on Campus

The immediate goal for UVIRP is recycling; however, the ultimate goal is the application of the three R’s to UVI’s community: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Thus, the implementation of the recycle program is the first step to future policies on reusing and reducing practices on campus.
UVIRP is the gateway to start recycling all recyclable products such as plastic, paper, and electronic wastes on campus. Another focus would be the creation of composting which is the management of organic material (grass and salads) to produce soil enhancers.

  • To increase awareness of the need for recycling on UVI's campus

  • To institute an official campus recycle program that is in the best interest of the UVI community

  • To encourage and increase the practice of using the recycle bins among staff, faculty, and students on campus

  • To obtain administrative participation, feedback, and support concerning the recycle program on the University of the Virgin Island’s campus

  • To maintain the working relationship with the Virgin Islands Waste Management, Reichold Center, the Charlotte Amalie High School's Beautification Pilot Program, and the Recycling Association of the Virgin Islands

  • To decrease the amount of waste products sent to the landfill

The Benefits of Recycling
  • Saves energy
  • Promotes healthy habits among the population
  • Conserves natural resources such as the reefs and mangroves
  • Helps sustain the beauty of the environment for future generations
  • Reduces the emission of greenhouse gases that contribute to the global climate change
  • Decreases air pollution which contributes to health problems such as respiratory conditions
  • Reduces the need for landfilling and the incineration process by removing materials from the waste stream