After the snow melted, grass around campus was exposed, revealing a disturbing amount of trash to students and faculty members alike who prefer to have lawns free of the plastic and paper eyesores. Maintenance workers on campus have brought the garbage situation to the attention of administrators, and together they have come up with a solution. MSU administrators have approved one groundskeeper’s plan to line the insides of garbage cans with grass in order to create a natural camouflage.
“Judging by how much garbage is on the MSU lawns, it seems to me that students prefer to throw their trash on grass instead of in bins. I really believe that lining the trashcans with grass will encourage students to dispose of trash the proper way by providing environments that they are familiar with,” Groundskeeper Garth Bage said.
Everyone in the planning committee displayed signs of hope for the future of the school’s lawns. They believe that, through repetition, students will unconsciously learn good trash disposal habits. An official in charge of the project stated that the general consensus seems to be that “together, the campus will get through this.”