Orange Coast College has had some new exciting innovations take place on campus, A new recycling center! This may not seem like a huge deal, but it was for the townies. At their old recycling center only about 250 to 300 people would visit to drop off their recycled goods. With the updates to the new and improved building, the numbers have increased to 400 people! The new recycling center is slowly reaching it’s goal, the purpose was to build to innovations that would attract more people to come in order to create more recycling opportunities. They’re on the the way to something special! Learn more: http://www.coastreportonline.com/campus_news/news/article_81418aca-933e-11e7-a8be-53b844a797fb.html
Due to the updates at the new recycling center, more guests are able to come at a single time. The center used to have only eight car spaces, that increased significantly to 45. Almost every townie realized that difference right away. The new center also accepts more variation of matter for recycling. The renovation was a fantastic idea for the recycling center, because now it is no longer hidden and people can actually see it.
Some other innovations include new classrooms for students interested in taking environmental studies and resources management in the spring, they now have showers for workers to use and enjoy for breaks after they finish a long shift. Many of the workers happened to be students, so this was very convenient for them.
How the recycling center works is, guests bring in their recyclable items and put them in the correct bin. Afterwards, the bottles are then sorted again by hand or machine to make sure they are correctly organized, once organized the plastic is taken to different areas to be reused. Some of the places they are taken to are Los Angeles and Paris to be made into new products.
The recycling center has plans for the future. They want to attract more users by advertisement through media, utility bills, and in print. If the center can get more guests to come, that will increase the growth of their business and help the planet out in the future by reusing plastic and glass instead of killing more trees!
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