International Research Symposium

On Sept. 20, Andrei Vernon (’12), an Environmental Studies and Russian double major, presented at Dickinson’s annual International Research Symposium. His presentation was titled “The Absence of a Unified Recycling Program in Moscow, Russia” and was the result of research he conducted while abroad for a year on the Dickinson-in-Moscow program. Andrei’s presentation focused on the historical issue of trash in the Soviet Union, current laws that affect the regulation of trash and recyclables in Moscow, and recycling programs currently in place in Moscow. Furthermore, he discussed various solutions that have been proposed to help initiate the formation of a city-wide recycling program. The presentation concluded with a few recommendations and possible solutions to help jump start a city-wide recycling program in Moscow.

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