Heal the Bay‘s mockumentary might be aimed at California residents but that doesn’t mean that we can’t do our part right here in Chicago. For Columbia students, it’s now easier than ever to make sure your plastic bags don’t end up in water ways or landfills.
While there are several South Loop businesses like Jewel-Osco and Target that claim to recycle any plastic bags placed in their bins, Columbia’s Recycling Program has made it easier than ever for students. Cardboard bins for plastic bags are now located in all of the residence halls.
So if you live in The UC, Plymouth, Buckingham, Dwight, or even 2 East 8th, they’ve got you covered. Even students who live off campus are welcome to stop by the most convenient dorm and dispose of their bags.
All of the bins are easily found in the building lobbies, and emptied on a weekly basis.