A successful student-led initiative to reduce waste at the University of New Hampshire will be coming to other campuses beginning this fall thanks to a new nonprofit called PLAN: The Post-Landfill Action Network. PLAN is a national expansion of the Trash 2 Treasure (T2T) program at the University of New Hampshire, a student-led project that reduced move-out waste by collecting usable goods and reselling them at a yard sale over move-in weekend. Recent UNH graduate Alex Freid, who co-founded the T2T program at UNH, founded PLAN to help students at other schools develop similar programs on their campuses. Freid, PLAN’s executive director, said that the group’s goal is “to make the very concept of waste obsolete.”
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