As you walk around campus you will see new recycling bins. By putting your California Redemption Value (CRV) beverage containers into the bins, you will not only help protect our environment, but you will help support job creation.
Mary Sutton, student in the MA in Urban Sustainability program, initiated Recycle for JOBS, with members of the Fair Chance Project, as part of her final capstone project, Collective REMAKE: Art, Business, Education, News, People, and Recycling for Sustainability. Collective REMAKE will support the development of worker-owned businesses with people that are impacted by incarceration. Recycle for JOBS is the first pilot project.
CRV is 5 cents for containers less than 24 ounces and 10 cents for containers 24 ounces or larger. Thanks to the CRV cash incentive, more than 300 billion aluminum, glass, and plastic beverage containers have been recycled since the program began in 1987.
Antioch University Los Angeles is partnering with Recycle for JOBS to help create positive work for people whose economic opportunities are limited because they or a loved one have been incarcerated. This project will also help to clean the environment and slow climate change by directly supporting the State of California’s ZERO landfill goals and raise awareness about the benefits of recycling correctly.
The clearly-marked bins are strategically placed in well-trafficked locations around campus—student and faculty lounges, the Campus Services Center, and at elevators on the 2nd and 4th floor. An informational workshop about the project will be scheduled soon.