The McKillop Library's resources come at an environmental cost because more resources are being used than is realized. The focus is on the amount of carbon emissions and waste that is being produced by the library. Carbon emissions are the leading cause of climate change, and through recycling the library can lower the amount of carbon the library is producing. If recycling and re-using materials becames more of a common procedure in library, there is little doubt that it would be more environmentally friendly.
Macko, Kalyna; Patnaude, Kelsy; and Students, Other, "The McKillop Library Waste Stream" (2009). BIO140 Carbon Footprint Project. 6.