How many pounds of plastic bottle caps does it take to make an 8-foot picnic table? The answer is 800 pounds, according to Jessica Davis. The director of the Office of Sustainability has overseen Bottle Caps for School Benches, a campus-wide effort to collect the plastic caps in an effort to help the community.
David Boudia, Steele Johnson, Amy Cozad and the others who qualified for Rio 2016 weren’t the only winners at last month’s U.S. Olympic Diving Trials at the IUPUI Natatorium.
The Indiana University Natatorium achieved a 93 percent diversion rate for post-consumer waste while hosting the Olympic Diving Trials last month, becoming the first athletic venue hosting an Olympic event and the first in Indiana to achieve a zero-waste goal.
Led by assistant professor Pamela Napier, the students were asked, among other things, to design signage that would guide athletes, fans and others to use not only trash and recycle bins, but a third kind of bin that was added for the zero-waste initiative: compost bins.
The Indiana University Natatorium will be ready to operate as a zero-waste athletic facility when competitors arrive June 18 for the Olympic Diving Trials, becoming the first athletic facility in Indiana to achieve zero-waste goals and hosting the first Olympic event to have the zero-waste designation.
The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, February 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. ET.>> Read More