Collaborating with one of the recycling industry’s most innovative leaders to reduce landfill impact
The Griffith University EcoCentre has partnered with US recycling and upcycling powerhouse, Terracycle, embarking on a university-wide program, beginning with Nathan campus, to divert specific waste streams away from landfill, while educating the students, staff and the community about waste management.
We’re excited that Griffith is the first university in Australia with a multi-stream Terracycle program, setting an example for other tertiary institutions and large organisations. On Thursday 30 July 2015, the EcoCentre launched Terracycle at Griffith, and inducted over 40 university staff as volunteer recycling 'champions'. Griffith’s program is now collecting oral care waste, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and floss packaging at multiple locations across the Nathan campus.
Want to find out more or get involved?
Simply use the form below to contact the Griffith University EcoCentre to learn more or, if you're a Griffith staff member, to get your very own Terracycle oral care waste collection box. You can also sign up to the EcoCentre’s mailing list or find us on Facebook, and we'll let you know about other programs, free workshops and events at the EcoCentre.
You can also drop off your waste in any Griffith University library on any campus. That's right - every campus! Simply bring your oral care waste to the library, and the staff will be able to guide you to the Terracycle box.
TERRACYCLE FOR EARLY LEARNING CENTRES
After working to assist a variety of organisations looking to get involved with the program, the Griffith EcoCentre is now actively looking to connect early learning centres with the amazing Terracycle recycling program.
We're delighted to promote a program which teaches children about sustainability in an active, creative way. Early learning centres have the opportunity to build collection boxes for waste streams, collect products like toothbrushes and other usually-unrecyclable household waste, and then see how that waste is transformed into fresh new products, giving them a new life. It's also a great way to get involved in craft-focused upcycling education activities.
Check out some of the resources below, or get in contact with EcoCentre Terracycle coordinator to find out how we can help you take your first steps on your centre's Terracycle journey.