Vol. 5
What is Recycling
Recycling is the process of breaking down and reusing materials that would otherwise be thrown in the landfill. Landfills are overburdened and the amount of waste produced every year continues to grow and is polluting our environment which also has a negative effect on the planetary health. Landfills are primarily meant for waste that can’t be recycled, composted or used to generate energy. However, nowadays most of the waste we generate, including the ones that can be easily recycled, still ends up in the land fill. 
Why is it important
Everyone gains when people adopt recycling as an everyday habit. It benefits the environment but also have a positive effect on the economy. Most importantly it has environmental benefits: 
1. By recycling, people can prevent millions of tons of material from ending up in landfills, saving space for garbage that cannot be repurposed.
2. Recycling reduces the need for extracting, refining and processing raw materials, all of which create substantial air and water pollution.
3. As recycling saves energy, it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change.
1. Try to gather the plastic materials, cans, paper used at home and donate them or even better sell them to a recycling company.
2. Use reusable and washable cloth napkins instead of paper ones.
3. Enjoy your ice cream with a cone instead of using a plastic cup and spoon. 

*This guide is in support of the Sustainable Development Goals  set by the UN ( ). We will re-visit the SDGs in future newsletters!
November is Vegan Month:
It is an annual event celebrated by around the world every 1st November and through out the month to highlight the benefits of veganism for humans and the natural environment. Therefore, this month you can try out something new with your diet to reduce your carbon footprint ;and even better, it also has its own health benefits. 
Join the Office of Sustainability online trivia questions and win a tote bag in the light of celebrating Campus Sustainability Month. It is an international event that is held annually in October to celebrate sustainable practices at higher education institutions.
This year's Campus Sustainability Month will focus on the main environmental theme, which is energy conservation. Complete the quiz ( ) and score 100% to win a tote bag. The quiz deadline ends November 5, at 11:45 p.m. The prize collection date will only be on November 8, at the Pepsi entrance.

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