This chapter focuses on waste management in Residence Life at Chapman University. In recent years, Chapman University has experienced a culture shift towards becoming a more sustainable campus. However, major improvements in sustainability have been prioritized to main campus over Residence Life. As stakeholders on a planet with finite resources, all members of Chapman University should assume moral responsibility for the products that can be recycled and should question the sale and use of those items that must be sent to a landfill.
Researchers conducted three waste audits in order to create the most effective educational materials to increase the diversion rate of recyclable materials ending up in a landfill to a recycling facility. For more information, refer to Chapter 2 of the 2016 Environmental Audit, written by Brett Galland, Clayton Heard, and Jaclyn Akers