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MSU Students Look Toward Improving Recycling on Campus

American Recycles Day took place on Friday and students at Midwestern State University are certainly doing their part on campus.
American Recycles Day took place on Friday and students at Midwestern State University are certainly doing their part on campus.

The university's student government association passed a resolution in March 2012 prompting administration and students to get on board.

MSU Student Government Association President Melody Coffey says Mustangs are taking steps to create a greener campus.

"Part of that initiative was a hydration station for water recycling, a clothing bins for recycled clothing and our last part of it is actually recycling bins for all of our campuses," Coffey says.

She says members of the student government have been handing out recyclable water bottles to its student body in an effort to promote its new hydration stations and to eliminate the number of plastic water bottles being used.

Coffey says the first one that was put in the Clark Student Center and has already saved 7,000 bottles of water.

Coffey says there are now five hydration stations on campus.

"I'm just really excited that students are behind it and now that administration is also behind it," Coffey says. "This is a great place to be to recycle. We don't have much water in Wichita Falls so we have to recycle it."

A movement she hopes will go beyond school grounds and flow into the community.

Coffey says four of the five hydration stations were paid for with student government funds and one in the Wellness Center was paid for with money from the Wellness Center.
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