Record Recycling Pays Environmental Dividends

Aug. 15, 2008

A recent campuswide disposal campaign recycled 17,640 pounds of paper records and saved an estimated 145 trees, the Office of Business Affairs says.

All departments were invited to dispose of records that had reached their period of retention according to the Records Retention Schedule.

One function of the Business Services department is to securely store records for various departments and ensure that the records are disposed of according to the Records Retention Schedule.

It takes months to properly prepare for the “day of destruction” and practically an entire workday to dispose of all records. 

Full ecological estimates were as follows:

  • Pounds dumped, 17,640.
  • Trees saved, 145.
  • Gallons of water, 60,760.
  • Pounds of air pollution, 518.
  • Kilowatts of electricity conserved, 35,280.
  • Cubic yards of landfill conserved, 29.

Media contact: Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu

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Business Services ensure that documents are disposed of according to the Records Retention Schedule.

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