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ASU has revamped its general studies requirements to better reflect the interdisciplinary knowledge students need to be successful in a rapidly evolving world.

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According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the solid waste generated in the U.S. in 2018 was 292.4 million tons — or 4.9 pounds per person per day. Of that, only 32% was recycled. In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, ASU experts explain how confusion over recycling rules is contributing to the problem and what can be done.

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The recent update to ASU's general studies curriculum requirements has a number of changes from previous iterations — most notably the new Quantitative Reasoning, Governance and Civic Engagement, American Institutions, and Sustainability categories.

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