Did you know?
- Griffith was appointed as the Australia and New Zealand UN Sub Regional Secretariat of a United Nations global partnership on waste management.
- Griffith has had a Green Partnership with Ricoh for a Toner Cartridge Takeback program since 2004.
Waste minimisation strategies are vital to reducing landfill.
- Avoid or reduce packaging
- Where possible, arrange for suppliers to take back packaging
- Purchase wisely and efficiently
- Think before you print
- Print double-sided.
- Reuse before you recycle or dispose of an item
- Reuse within your workplace e.g. use waste paper for note taking, put unwanted consumables out for others to use
- Reuse in other areas of the University e.g. let others know you have an old laptop that might be useful for presentations
- Reuse outside the University, e.g. donate old computers to the Student Services equity scheme.
Note: Contact Planning and Finance Services prior to transfer or disposal of assets.
Our goal is to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill. Our recycling options and ‘no bin’ initiative focus on waste minimisation.
- Recycle before you dispose of an item
- Dispose to a responsible recycler that can certify their environmental waste management.
- Ensure waste is placed in the correct bin/cage to avoid unnecessary landfill.
Campus Life's Environmental Performance website provides live data on general waste, recycling and organic waste at Griffith. It also provides facts and tips on what you can do to reduce waste.
The Griffith University EcoCentre has partnered with US recycling and upcycling powerhouse, Terracycle. Griffith's program is now collecting oral care waste such as toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and floss packaging at multiple locations across the Nathan campus.
More detail at: EcoCentre Terracycle Program