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Sustainability

University of Arkansas Bookstore meets all of the requirements to be LEED certified, however, due to time and budget constraints, the official certification could not be secured before the start of construction.

The goals of the U of A Bookstore are to help reduce our carbon footprint on both the U of A campus, NWA area, and nationwide. We are working towards our sustainability goals by doing the following:

We are the campus cell phone, printer cartridge, and battery recycling hub.


On Campus Sustainability Events

The University of Arkansas is a leader in campus sustainability efforts, in large part due to its commitment and dedicated resources to reduce its environmental impact and neutralize its carbon footprint.

Our daily habits on campus are becoming more sustainable. Over the past five years, U of A has improved our recycling diversion rate from 25% to 32%, reduced waste sent to the landfill by 10% per student, reduced building energy useóboth per square foot of building space and per student, doubled the number of bike loops on campus, and invested over $15 million on campus in energy conservation and efficiency. There's more to come, with an additional $23 million of energy and water conservation improvements planned for installation in campus buildings over the next 24 months.

The University will lessen its enviromental impact:


Recycling and Waste Minimization

Razorback Recycling

Razorback Recycling is responsible for the collection, processing, storage, and marketing of all recyclable materials from the University's educational and general purpose (E & G) facilities. Recycling services may be purchased by campus auxiliaries, student living groups, and recognized University organizations. Razorback Recycling diverted about 35% of solid waste produced on campus to recycling markets, for a total of more than 500 tons of paper, glass, aluminum, plastic, and 17 other types of materials each year. If it can be recycled, U of A has a means and a market for diverting it from our landfill.

There are over 900 bins located in buildings across campus, allowing opportunities to recycle white paper, mixed paper, cardboard, cans and bottles.


For your convenience you may drop off ink & toner cartridges, and batteries (except lithium-ion) into the appropriate receptacle container, located in the following locations:

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