In April and May of 2015, two Return Recycling bins were placed into two student lounge spaces in New York University.

Check out the results below:

DIVERSION

On average, our bins yielded a diversion rate of 83.49%,
which is a 31.86% increase from NYU's typical rate.

Diversion Rates by Bin and Signage Type

  Diversion rates by bin and signage type

ACCURACY

On average, our bins yielded a sorting accuracy rate of 63.43%,
which is a 11.72% increase from NYU's typical rate.

Average Accuracy by Bin and Signage Type

2015 accuracy

COMPOSITION

On average, our bins reduced liquid content in the solid waste stream by 59.57%.

 

Traditional Bins:
Total Waste by Material Weight Percentage

2015 composition 1

Return Recycling Bins:
Total Waste by Material Weight Percentage

2015 composition 2