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New eco-bins unveiled at TAMU-CC

Posted at 6:43 PM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 19:43:46-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Students at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi now have a more ecological way to get rid of their trash.

The Islander Green Team unveiled new eco-bins today at the school’s University Center.

The disposal units include a bin for compost, one for recycling and another for trash meant for the landfill.

The idea for the eco-bins was proposed by a psychology professor on campus.

“The idea was if we put out these types of bins, and we are, you know, asking the students to use them and think about their waste,” said Melissa Zamora of the Islander Green Team. “Maybe, it’ll make them change their habits.”

Since the fall of 2016, the Islander Green Team's compost program has composted more than 52,000 pounds of organic waste.