Students for a Greener Berkeley have developed a new set of bins designed to re-use paper with a one clean side to it (OSC paper). See below for different styles!
stands for One Side Clean, and OSC bins collect paper that have been
printed on one side, but still has a useable side.
Take a look in your paper recycling bin (or your garbage can, for that matter). Chances are you've got paper with a clean useable side in there. One of the biggest impacts we can have is by REDUCING the amount of paper we use. Besides double siding, N-up printing, decreasing margin width, and single spacing, we can save paper by RE-USING existing paper. It sounds simple, but there is NO FORMAL way to do so.
We have developed a set of bins that are designed to facilitate the collection and storage of paper with one clean side to it (OSC paper ).
We are conducting a one year pilot study, beginning June 1, 2005, and evaluations at the end of the summer, fall, and spring semesters. Bins are being distributed to different areas of campus, and the use of the bins will be monitored. Where possible, we are also monitoring purchasing trends. we need help collecting information on the use of the bins, designing posters for education and publicity, and critiquing the bin design. The overall goal is to collect enough information and put together a grant request that would enable this project to go UC system wide, and further.
Have a problem with your bin?
Want your own bin? (they're free during the pilot study!!)
Comments, suggestions, feedback?
So far we've installed bins for our pilot run in the following locations:
Public Health Library (Copy Room and Staff Office)
Education and Psychology Library (Copy Machines)
Engineering Library (Copy Machines and Staff Office)
Hearst Mining Building (Grad Student Offices and Admin Office)
Soda Hall (Print Room 274)
O'Brien Hall (Grad Student Offices)
Giannini (Grad Offfice)
LSA (Grad Office)
Moffitt Library (Upper Copiers)
Doe Library (Upper Print Station)
Statistics (Computer Lab)