FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington’s Trash Day recently kicked off its annual event with the official launch of the innovative, international TerraCycle program on the UMF campus. Sponsored by UMF’s Sustainable Campus Coalition, Trash Day’s goal is to raise awareness about recycling and waste reduction on campus making it a fitting introduction of the new TerraCycle program.

The goal of the TerraCycle is an UpCycling program is to drastically reduce the waste stream by creating national recycling systems for previously hard-to-recycle waste. TerraCycle then “upcycles” collected waste into a wide variety of products and materials. In the process, organizations can accumulate a cash value for recyclable materials they can then donate to non-profits.

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