Ranger's Recycling Program

Floating in the North Pacific Ocean is an island of trash known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This floating dump is the size of our own state of Texas, containing around 3.5 million tons of waste, much of it in the form of plastic bottles. Though the students and faculty of Ranger College can do little to reduce the enormity of this problem, we can at least recycle our water bottles instead of tossing them in the trash and sending them to a landfill.

All around campus you'll find large white barrels, clearly marked for recycling. We accept aluminum, tin, steel, glass, and of course plastic. We encourage everyone to participate in our efforts to reduce waste on the Ranger College campus.

Members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society have taken it upon themselves to assist Dr. Jerry Glidewell in spearheading the campus recycling movement.

For more information, visit GreatGarbagePatch.org and watch the National Geographic video, Plastic Plague, with actor Edward Norton.