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  Avila continues Green efforts    
  Kansas City, MO    
March 30, 2009

With St. Patrick’s Day behind us, Avila’s campus continues to celebrate green themes by expanding its eco-friendly initiatives. Now Avila will be recycling more than just paper in its recycling bins located throughout campus.

Avila has been recycling paper for years, but as the result of a recent partnership with Deffenbaugh Industries, Avila will now be able to recycle plastic bottles and containers and also aluminum and steel cans.

“Having the ability to recycle more helps everyone do a better job of being the responsible stewards of creation that we are called to be,” said Campus Minister David Armstrong. “Our catholic teaching implores us, the faithful, to be co-creators with God. This is one small part of that.”

Recycling bins will be placed in the residence halls and in campus offices. All recyclable materials can be placed in one bin and do not need to be separated. Avila is currently not recycling glass; however, efforts are in effect to add glass to Avila’s list of recyclable materials.

Materials that are acceptable for recycling include: newspaper, advertising inserts, office paper, chipboard, telephone books, carrier stock, envelopes, manila file folders, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, aluminum cans, corrugated cartons, plastic bottles and containers, and steel (tin) food and beverage cans. Non-recyclable materials include: automotive product bottles, carbon paper, construction paper, drink pouches, egg cartons, film canisters, foil, gift wrap, hanging folders and paper towels.

Click here for a complete list of recyclable and non-recyclable materials.


Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.