sustaining success

2 students win DuPont 'Clear into the Future' fellowships

Two UD grad students, whose research is helping ensure a healthy Delaware Estuary, have each received $25,000 DuPont "Clear into the Future" fellowships. The students are studying the effects of bacterial respiration on the Delaware Estuary ecosystem and the economic value of migratory shorebirds in the Delaware Estuary.

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UD hosts national sustainable energy conference

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Wool to speak at '09 World Congress of Chemical Engineering

Richard Wool, professor of chemical engineering and director of the Affordable Composites from Renewable Sources research group at UD, has been invited to be a plenary speaker at the green polymers symposium during the eighth World Congress of Chemical Engineering.

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PhillyCarShare pays visit to DelaWorld

A nonprofit car-sharing organization that began six years ago in Philadelphia and has since expanded to more than 16 outlying suburbs, PhillyCarShare will add Newark to its growing list of communities served when it deploys a Toyota Prius for local use this fall.

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UD Dining Services commits to sustainable seafood purchases

The UD community will soon have sustainable food from the sea in its dining halls. ARAMARK, the professional facilities management and food-service company that operates UD Dining Services, has signed a partnership agreement with the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California to shift its U.S. seafood purchases toward sustainable sources over the next decade.

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General Recycling Information

What materials are accepted at UD recycling bins?

The following Recyclables can be disposed at all UD Recycling Locations at dining, residence and administrative buildings.

What materials are accepted at DSWA locations?

In addition to the above materials at campus locations, students can also recycle a much wider range of materials at Delaware Solid Waste Authority’s four locations on campus. Find out which materials are accepted here:

What about electronics?

Electronics are a small portion of the waste stream by volume, but represent about 70% of the toxicity in landfills.

The University will take a wide range of electronic equipment including cell phones, computers, video game systems, and much more. These are handled by the Office of Occupational Health and Safety

Directions for electronic recycling can be found here:

What about chemical waste?

Follow the directions at the Office of Occupational Health and Safety website:


The University of Delaware has joined other colleges and universities in supporting these two sustainability initiatives:

Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future/Talloires Declaration: View a .pdf (20kb)

American University and Presidents Climate Commitment:
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