Junior Maggie Waz will be launching a campus-wide compact disc recycling program Saturday April 24 at this year’s Greenfire Earth Day. At the Earth Day festivities, WLFM will have a bin where CDs can be dropped off. Students are encouraged to bring CDs of any kind including but not limited to blank CDs, old computer games and scratched CDs. Waz will also be accepting the cases, which will be recycled as well. The cases and CDs will be sent to The Compact Disc Recycling Center of America in New Hampshire. Waz and WLFM have been able to bring this recycling program to campus with the help of a grant from the Environmental Responsibility Committee of LUCC. This grant will cover the costs of shipping the CDs to the recycling center. Waz decided to start this program after observing the sheer number of CDs stacked up around the radio station. WLFM receives many promotional CDs that cannot be used; some have been thrown out or put into recycling bins. However, CDs thrown into traditional recycling bins are not actually recycled. Waz said, “Putting [the CDs] into someone else’s hands [by putting them in traditional recycling bins] would cause them to be thrown out in an irresponsible way.” Currently, Waz estimates that nearly 100 pounds worth of unwanted CDs are stored at the WLFM radio station. The methods of sharing music are still in transition. The digital trend is not only a more cost-effective way to share music, but it is also more environmentally friendly. “Everyone is moving towards a more sustainable way to share music,” said Waz. Waz and WLFM are looking for help sorting and separating the CDs, but they also encourage anyone who wishes to take action to bring unwanted CDs to Earth Day. After Earth Day, bins will also be set up around campus in residence halls and academic buildings. Students should also look out for bins in the campus center. Any student interested in getting involved with the CD recycling program should contact Waz at firstname.lastname@example.org.