College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Chemical engineering student helps implement trial of food/beverage container recycling at library

As a high school student in Racine County, Wis., she used to move her friends’ soda bottles from the trash to a recycling bin, so Alyson Straube knows how to ‘walk the walk.’ The chemical engineering junior thinks the Government of the Student Body’s director of sustainability post is a great fit for her interests.

“I wanted this position to try to make a difference,” she explained. “We [Iowa State] do a really good job with sustainable projects, but the more we can do, the better.”

Parks Library is testing another recycling program – with plastic, metal and glass food and beverage containers – through Jan. 31, thanks to work this fall by Straube.

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