Category: Recycle


In celebration of Global Recycling Day which takes place annually on March 18th, we are encouraging our fans to go wild for recycling and taking steps to consume less to waste less. Below are some helpful tips for recycling. Remember, our choices matter today and every day. Recycling is the process of turning used materials into new products. Recycling is important because it reduces the amount of waste that is landfilled, reduces the amount of energy used to make new products, and reduces th... Read More
Posted by Candice Rennels

Diving Into Recycling: Waste Audits Continue at OKC Zoo

McKinley Dortch is a senior Environmental Science major at Oklahoma State University. This summer, she served as the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden's sustainability intern. Dortch documented her work assisting in internal waste audits. Growing up in Edmond, some of my favorite memories were playing in creeks and being in nature. Fast forward to college I had no idea what I wanted to do, but I kept coming back to wanting to do something for the environment. There are not ma... Read More
at Monday, August 26, 2019

Zoo Employees Go Dumpster Diving for First Ever Waste Audit

Last month, five dedicated employees went dumpster diving as part of the OKC Zoo’s first-ever waste audit to make sure its recycling program was being effectively implemented. The “green team” collected trash and recycling from 11 employee areas and performed a biopsy of the recovered materials. They discovered about two-thirds of the materials deposited in the recycling bins were correctly placed while about one-third was not recyclable. The most commonly misplaced items... Read More
at Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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