The Michigan Daily - Monday, January 29, 1990 - Page 3
Housing labels recylin
by Christine Haynes
Daily Staff Writer
Four months after its imple-
mentation, Phase I of the Univer-
ity's residence hall recycling plan
been declared a definite success.
Introduced in September, the resi-
dence hall recycling program has
made recycling convenient for resi-
dents by placing separate bins for
newspapers, cardboard and non-recy-
clables in every corridor's waste dis-
The program has dramatically de-
creased the amount of solid waste di-
'erted from local landfills, said
members of the Housing Division
and Plant Department Solid Waste
Management Task Force. The task
force, which launched the residence
hall recycling program, was formed
in January of 1988 through the
combined efforts of eight university
and community groups.
Although waste sorting is under-
way to determine the exact amount
of each type of waste diverted by the
program, housing estimates that ap-
proximately 13 to 15 percent of all
residence hall waste is being recy-
cled. This figure is lower than initial
'We've been very
effective in setting up
a system that has the
potential to be
- Buck Marks
projections but task torce members
"I think we've been very effective
in setting up a system that has the
potential to be efficient," said Buck
Marks, Plant Department Recycling
Coordinator. Marks added that the
University now recycles about as
much in one month as it recycled all
of last year.
Because statistics indicate the
amount of newspaper and cardboard
recycled has remained constant dur-
ing the last four months, task force
members believe student participa-
tion has been steady throughout the
advent of the program.
In an effort to encourage more
student participation, the Plant De-
partment and housing are utilizing
posters, mailings, educational pre-
sentations and advertisements in the
student directory to increase aware-
ness of environmental issues.
Housing is also striving to fulfill
its obligation to the market for recy-
cled goods by printing its documents
and publications on recycled paper.
Phase I of the program will be
expanded in March by the collection
of newspapers in Northwood family
Recycling of glass and metal
waste, Phase II of the task force's
plan, may depend upon state legisla-
tion, said George SanFacon, housing
facilities director and co-chair of the
SanFacon said other recycling
programs for paper goods will most
likely appear on campus before the
University allots funding for diver-
sion of high-cost recyclables such as
metal and glass.
While task force members realize
there is room for growth and im-
provement in the recycling program,
they are also very pleased with what
the plan has achieved so far.
Amy Schultz, resident director in
South Quad and member of the task
force, summarized the past four
months saying, "In general, the pro-
gram has been a gleaming success,
particularly because we're one of the
few schools in the country that has
such an elaborate program."
SanFacon emphasized that the
University recycling program is vol-
untary and housing's role is merely
to make students aware of their
choices while encouraging them to
make a difference.
However, Schultz maintained
that because housing's program
makes recycling so convenient for
the resident, "There's no reason for
the student not to recycle."
'In general, the
program has been a
- Amy Schultz
South Quad R.D.
any threat to Gorbachev
Claims Soviet Premier is widely supported
MOSCOW (AP) - Foreign Minister Ed-
uard Shevardnadze said there is no danger of
Mikhail Gorbachev being toppled from power
but that Western nations worry about it be-
cause they want his reforms to succeed.
"I believe that this particular preoccupation
stems from sincere feelings, from sincere sup-
port for the process of perestroika that is under
way in the Soviet Union," Shevardnadze told
The Associated Press in a rare one-on-one in-
terview. "He was the one who spearheaded this
arduous but holy struggle."
The soft-spoken, white-haired official from
Soviet Georgia acknowledged "there is some
segment of the population that is definitely
disappointed" by President Gorbachev's efforts
But he said, "Gorbachev and the political
leadership of this country on the whole do en-
joy the support of the bulk of the Soviet peo-
ple, in spite of the fact that we are experienc-
ing great difficulties: we have empty shelves in
stores; we have a host of other social, eco-
nomic and inter-ethnic difficulties."
Shevardnadze, a member of the ruling
Politburo and close ally of Gorbachev, said the
Soviet leader's opponents "do not really consti-
tute a significant force."
Discussing Soviet economic problems in a
set of separate written responses, Shevardnadze
said, "For all the difficulties of economic con-
ditions in our country, the situation is not
such that we need 'the last straw,"' a Russian
expression akin to grasping at straws. "We
have vast reserves," he said, "And the purpose
of perestroika is to mobilize those reserves."
In addition to the face-to-face interview
Thursday, Shevardnadze provided written an-
swers to a separate set of questions submitted
in advance. His Russian comments in the face-
to-face interview were translated into English
by The Associated Press. Shevardnadze pro-
vided his own English translation to the writ-
Communist Party sources, speaking on
condition of anonymity, say the party is be-
coming more polarized, with hard-liners ex-
pected to mount a challenge to Gorbachev's
leadership when the national body's Central
Committee meets in Moscow on Feb. 5.
A youngster finds himself in the driver seat while getting a haircut at Dascola barber shop on Liberty St.
Polish communists form new party
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -
Communists created a new party
yesterday from the ruins of their old
one and endorsed democratic princi-
ples as a way to gain public support.
But a radical reformer backed by
Solidarity leader Lech Walesa split
off to form another party free of old-
Delegates at a communist party
congress overwhelmingly approved
the new party, the Social Democracy
of the Republic of Poland.
"We want Poland to be a father-
land of free, equal people living in
solidarity, a state of social justice,"
the party's platform says. "We link
her future to democratic socialism."
Before the vote, however, re-
former Tadeusz Fiszbach took the
floor to denounce "artificial unity."
"We will be unable to explain to
society how we were transformed
into social democrats out of com-
munists overnight," said Fiszbach,
who then stormed out of the
congress and formed a breakaway
He said his party, the Social-
Democratic Union, would likely
field candidates in municipal elec-
tions in June.
The 41-year-old Communist
Party ruled Poland before losing par-
liamentary elections and ceding
power to a Solidarity-led government
Outgoing party chief Mieczyslaw
Rakowski had hoped to create a sin-
gle new leftist party that would
abandon communist ideology and
thereby win back public support.
Inside the congress, Aleksander
Kwasniewski, who appeared to be
Rakowski's heir-apparent, said the
former communists should remain as
unified as possible.
"This does not mean unity at all
costs. Two or three parties could
emerge," but even they should coop-
erate, he said.
Kwasniewski also said his new
party must not include hard-liners.
The platform of the Social
Democracy of the Republic of
Poland embraces "human rights and
civic freedoms," parliamentary
democracy and a multiparty system.
The platform endorses a market-
driven economy but rejects exclusive
private ownership and says unem-
ployment cannot be "treated as per-
manent element of the economic
mechanism. We assess the right to
work as a natural right of man."
Outside the hall where the 1,600
delegates met, about 50 protesters
chanted "Communists must go!" as
police looked on.
Fiszbach, who heads a faction of
about 200 delegates to the congress,
refused to participate in its opening
session on Saturday. But he came to
the hall yesterday to urge delegates
to create a new party that does not
include conservative communists.
"If we don't make accounts for
the past 45 years, we will be com-
mitting suicide together," Fiszbach
said. "We have to openly say the
Polish United Workers Party (the
communist party) has many times
failed its ideals from the beginning
of its existence."
"We also must admit that the
tragedy of martial law did not have
to happen," he said, referring to the
Communist crackdown that sup-
pressed the Solidarity opposition
movement until it was legalized
again last year.
Poland is the second East bloc
country to dissolve its Communist
Party. Hungary's Communists dis-
solved their party in October and re-
constituted themselves as a party
committed to democracy.
The Polish Communists relin-
quished power to Solidarity - mak-
ing it the East bloc's first govern-
ment led by non-Communists - in
September after the party was
trounced in June elections.
Thursday's Daily misidentified Scott Hesse and David Nasif as members
of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. In addition, sorority rush activities have
never included alcohol.
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Daffy Duck and Mathematics
- mass meeting for the Under-
graduate Math Club; 4 p.m. in
UM Snowboarding Club - 6
p.m. at 401 Cross St.
Habitat for Humanity Infor-
mational - 7 p.m. in St. Mary
Student Parish (331 Thompson)
Minority Affairs Commission
- 4:30 p.m. in Trotter House
Asian American Association -
general meeting at 7 p.m. in Trot-
Native American poet Joy
Harjo - the poet reads from her
work at 4 p.m. in 236 W. Engi-
"A Neglected Field: English
Sculpture in the Thirteenth
Century" - 4 p.m. in Rm. 180
"Post-Stalin period in
Ukrainian Literature: Poets of
the 1960s" - Vera Andrushkiw
sneaks at 7 n.m. in Angell 2231
"Strategies for Fighting AIDS
in the Black and Latino Com-
munities" - a panel discussion
with speakers form Black and
Latino community-based service
organizations, 7 p.m. in the
Union Kuenzel Rm.
Free tutoring - for all 100/200
level math, science and engineer-
ing courses; 8-10 p.m. in UGLi
Safewalk - the night-time safety
walking service is available from
8pm-1:30am in UGLi Rm. 102 or
Northwalk - the north-campus
night-time walking service is
available from 8pm-1:30am in
Bursley 2333 or call 763-WALK
Career Planning & Placement
Programs - Writing the Profes-
sional School Essay from 4:10-5
p.m. in the CP&P Conference
Rm.; Writing and Formatting
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Publisher refuses to
LONDON (AP) - Viking
Penguin has cancelled plans for a
paperback edition of "The Satanic
Verses" because of the death threats
against author Salman Rushdie and
others associated with the book, a
newspaper said yesterday.
The Observer said the publishers
will not produce the paperback as
long as there is any risk to its staff,
bookshops or the public.
Rushdie has been in hiding under
police guard since Feb. 14, when the
late Ayatollah Khomeini urged
Moslems to seek out and kill the
author and others involved in the
back publication is concerned, no
firm date has been established, but
even if it has it would not be the
company's policy to reveal such in-
formation for obvious security rea-
A spokesperson, speaking
anonymously in keeping with British
custom said Viking Penguin retains
good relations with Rushdie "in the
face of circumstances unprecedented
. Rushdie's wife, American novel-
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