Slideshow: Students sift mess to study recyclables

A group of UW-Green Bay students gave local recycling efforts a boost in April, donning protective suits to help out at the Brown County Resource Recovery Facility. Students of Natural and Applied Sciences Prof. John Katers, the volunteers sorted through thousands of pounds of recycled material as part of a waste characterization study designed to help them learn more about people’s recycling habits. Their study attracted plenty of media coverage. Senior Katie Hobbs told NBC 26 there’s more to recycling than people may think. “It’s not just plastic or glass, there’s a million different little things that it breaks down into,” Hobbs said. “A lot of people are probably throwing out things that could be recycled.”

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