ROSE space

The UNM Copy Center and UNM Recycling have joined forces in a new program to reuse office supplies and equipment.  Campus departments that need small items such as staplers or tape dispensers, but don't have the money to buy new ones should check out the new program. The items are free to departments that need them. The items available can be seen in the Copy Center in Basic Medical Science Building, room B-55.

Linda McCormick, director of UNM Recycling, was bothered when she came across office supplies like book ends that were thrown into the recycling bins.  She had to send them to a metals recycler, even though they were still usable.  "I thought that this might be a way to let people who are facing problems with their office supplies budget to use small items that another department had discarded," she said.

The Reusable Office Supplies & Equipment (ROSE) program is an example of successful interdepartmental cooperation to further UNM's sustainability efforts.  If you have a question about the program, call the Copy Center at 272-4900.

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