Award Date

Spring 2000

Degree Type

Thesis

Department

Environmental Science

Advisor 1

Tara Pike, Environmental Studies Program, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Number of Pages

53

Abstract

The current recycling program on the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) campus does not have a special event recycling aspect. The purpose of this study was to develop a special event recycling program and make recommendations of how to effectively implement it on the UNLV campus. In order to develop this special event recycling program data was collected through surveys and a pilot study. The data collected was then used to formulate recommendations. Recycling two different kinds of events, a walk and a concert tested those recommendations. Waste stream analyses were done on each event. The waste stream diversion rates were determined to be significantly better than the diversion rate of the pilot study.

Keywords

Recycling (Waste; etc.); School recycling programs; Special events; University of Nevada Las Vegas

Disciplines

Environmental Sciences | Natural Resources and Conservation | Sustainability

Language

English


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