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Morris University Center


UC Green

The University Center cares about sustainability. We want to be more 'green' in services we provide and products we sell. We want 'U' to 'C' Green products and cash back savings. 

In an effort to be 'Green', the UC is intentional about the housekeeping cleaning products used in the building, vendors we work with, and what we feed students and guests (Click Here for more on how Dining Services is Evnironmentaly Responsible).

Check out some of our initiatives already in action:


Bare Cups

Make from 20% recycled plastic.

Greenware Cups

Made entirely from plants.


Terrapac Packaging

Made from sugarcane, not plastic.

One Less Cup

A reusable cup that saves waste and money.


Tire Coasters

Replacing disposable cardboard coasters, our meeting rooms now use reusable ones made from used tires.


Dining Services is in the planning phase for introducing composting into its daily operations.


Administrative Paperwork

We are attempting to go paperless in our administrative areas using the Neat Desk . Most records are scanned, saved, and then shredded.

Sustainability Advisory Group

MUC staff is represented on the SAG and engaged in discussion of sustainability efforts.


Landfill/Recycle Receptacles

  • The new receptacles in the University Center are made from 100% recycled material. The receptacles provide people with a decision to make – dispose of waste and send it to a 'landfill' or recycle. The hope is that people will choose to recycle whenever possible.
  • Single Stream or All-In-One recycling. Republic Services manages waste for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. They utilize All-In-One recycling meaning all recyclables can be placed in one container. The trucks then transport the materials to a recycling center where they sort items and process them according to type.

Dream Machines

The MUC has partnered with PepsiCo to offer

Dream Machines located in Center Court.  These 

recycling stations offer points to users and

proceeds go to disabled U.S. veterans.



Recycling Oil

Dining Services has teamed up with

Mahoney Environmental to recycle

100% of their used cooking oil.

Bathroom Paper Products

Made w/ 100% recycled fiber.



Renown Hand Soap Dispensers

Green Certified as the foam dispensers use 33% less soap than traditional soap dispensers.  The foam soap typically saves on the amount of water used in handwashing as well.

Call 2 Recycle

The SIUe Bookstore offers recycling of Cell Phones and Rechargable Batteries

Automation helps save resources.  Occupancy sensors turn lights out when no one is in the room and use different amounts of water at the toilets based on length of time used.
The MUC uses a Lotus Pro System from to reduce the amounts of chemicals used to keep our building clean.
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