NYU's 2008 Green Apple Move Out was a complete success, collecting over 16,300 pounds of used items for NYC-area charities from students moving out of eleven residence halls. The program has since been institutionalized by NYU Recycling Services, and expanded to serve 14 residence halls. Reusing goods locally prevents greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, land degradation and other activities associated with production and/or transportation.
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- About $9,000 is saved each year in averted hauling costs
- 16,300 pounds of reusable goods were collected in the first year
- Over five years, the program has expanded from 11 residence halls to over 14 (through institutionalization within NYU Recycling Services)
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