UC has made some changes to its recycling system – because, unfortunately, some types of plastic and packaging are no longer being accepted by UC’s end-point recyclers. So read the stickers on the bins before you recycle!
Some examples of items that now go in the red landfill bins:
- sushi containers
- plastic lids off single use takeaway cups
- yoghurt and cardboard pottles
- sandwich packs
- cardboard pottles
This will be the new stickers you will see on the bins.
While it is a real shame that less items are being accepted by end-point recyclers, the Sustainability Office keeps trying to lessen the waste that goes to landfill. So on a happier note: the blue bin trial for coffee cup collection is going really well.
As you may know, these cups go to a special offsite composting unit, and last year over 15,000 cups were diverted from landfill and turned into compost. A massive effort! The aim is to divert 250,000+ from landfill if we get this right. So keep putting your coffee cups (no lids) in the blue bins!
Want more information about recycling and waste? Check here http://www.sustain.canterbury.ac.nz/waste/
For more information on the Blue Bin composting trial, see here http://wp.me/p4A3Y6-bP