Focus Areas

Resource Use

Waste is a side of sustainability that we interact with every day of our lives. Although we may wish it away most of the time, the waste we generate has enormous impacts on our environment and communities. Addressing sustainability and waste requires an in-depth examination of our resource use from extraction to disposal.

IU believes there are better alternatives to landfills. We are committed to diverting as much waste as possible through reuse, recycling, and composting, all while maintaining our focus on the most sustainable waste management technique - never creating it in the first place.

  • Waste audit

    In Context

    Where does your waste go? Where did it come from? Why does it matter?

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  • Desk-side recycling container

    Goals & Progress

    Check out what’s been accomplished on campus and what we’re working toward right now.

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  • Recycling transfer station tour

    Working Group

    Learn about and get involved with the Resource Use Working Group.

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  • Books

    Programs & Resources

    Discover how IU is handling waste and explore innovative solutions.

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