Agnes Scott College promotes sustainability

Agnes Scott College has launched multiple sustainability efforts in recent years and the Decatur school is now diverting 73 percent of its waste through recycling and composting, officials said. Without these efforts the waste would have gone into landfills. The college recycles chip bags and candy and cookie wrappers on campus and  gives the material to a company that transforms it into toys, tote bags and other items. The school diverted just 28 percent of its waste in 2008. The goal is to produce zero waste.