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Earth Day 2017
Take a look at UC Merced's 6th Annual Earth Day Celebration!
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Green Event Seal
Learn more about how your event can be awarded the Green Event Seal Certification!
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Recycle Mania
UC Merced is participating in the nationwide Recycle Mania competition!
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Office Composting 

We need all staff and faculty to be educated and engaged to help UC Merced reach Zero Waste by 2020.  Click the banana for more information.

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The Psychology of Recycling

What prompts someone to recycle? How can we encourage people to change their recycling habits? Do posted signs matter? We conducted a short experiment to see what might affect recycling rates. Click here for more info and a video!

Think you know what to recycle on campus?

Coffee cups? Styrofoam? Cardboard? Test your skills and take the video quiz!

Check out our live data tracking!

Click to see exactly where your waste is going.

Waste Diversion Plan

UC Merced has made a Triple Zero commitment to use zero net energy, produce zero landfill waste and produce zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. This ambitious goal requires interdepartmental and campuswide education and participation. As UC Merced's Waste Reduction and Recycling department, we focus on achieving zero net landfill waste. The Waste Diversion Plan outlines how we will exceed expectations for this objective.