Many of you may have wondered how to dispose of the compostable packaging the cafes on campus are now using.
The Sustainability Office has the solution to some of the compostable packaging options at UC!
You already know coffee cups are accepted in the blue bins on campus, well now the blue bins will accept some types of compostable packaging too.
It is important to check the new signage on the bins, to see if your packaging can go in the blue bins.
Remember, although some types of packaging may say it is compostable, they are not all accepted in Christchurch by our commercial composting facility!
A quick and easy way to check, is to see if there is anything that looks like plastic on your packaging (regardless of whether it says compostable or not!). If there is, please empty your food waste into the green organics bin, and place the packaging into the red landfill bin.
Packaging that is not accepted in the blue bins include:
- noodle boxes
- cardboard boxes with a clear PLA plastic panel
- wedge sandwich boxes with a clear PLA plastic panel
- clear PLA plastic bowls
Remember, everything in the blue bin will be sorted by hand. Please help us by only putting the approved items in these bins, and everything else into organics, landfill or recycling.
Follow the simple guide above to be sure, and help make this a success at UC!
For more information, please contact the Sustainability Office: firstname.lastname@example.org