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Sustainable Materials Management Guide


Keep a reusable set of utensils, plate & a bowl in your room to eliminate the use of disposables.

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Bring reusable utensils, such as metal or bamboo to use in the dining halls instead of using the disposable plastic utensils.

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Even when appliances are not in use, many still continue to use electricity, acting as an "energy vampire." When a phone is fully charged, make sure to unplug it from the wall outlet to conserve energy.

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When doing laundry, opt to use cold water as opposed to warm in order to save energy.

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Use a reusable bag while running errands and shopping in order to avoid disposable shopping bags.

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