UK student creates interactive recycling map

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — A University of Kentucky has come up with an interactive map to help people get rid of their unwanted items.

According to the University of Kentucky, the map includes all the thrift, repair and resell stores, as well as all the donation and recycling centers in Lexington.

The university says the map is designed to serve as a one stop resource for students, faculty, and staff looking to curb their wasteful habits and to do more than just recycle.

Sophie Beavin, a junior majoring in natural resources and environmental science in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, created the idea for the map, gathered all the data and then partnered with UK Facilities Information Services to develop the map, according to the university.

The University of Kentucky has a goal of reducing their waste by 50 percent by 2022.

It says the interactive resources map is a great tool for waste reduction, helping the campus community members navigate different ways to find new life for their items, shop secondhand for gently used items, and donate what they have rather than sending it to the landfill.

To view the recycling resources map, click here.

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