You may have noticed new signage on the recycling and general waste public space bins at Bundoora recently. This work is part of a refresh of the bins which will make it simpler for you to work out which bin to use.
With significant issues at play in the wider waste sector at the moment, minimising our waste and recycling properly will help reduce contamination which is important.
The next phase of the refresh is the replacement of the existing bin lids with coloured, enclosed lids that will reduce water logging and bird scavenging.The lids have been designed to match the colour designation for the particular recycling/ waste streams detailed in Australian Standard 4123.7-2006 (R2017).
The replacement of the bin lids will commence in mid-July.
We’re committed to improving waste management across the University. Our current target it to reduce the amount of material sent to landfill (Kg per EFTPL) by 40% below 2010 levels by 2022 whilst increasing our recycling rate (the percentage of all waste material that is recycled) to 40%.
Please do your bit by following the waste management hierarchy and avoid packaging where possible or dispose of your recycling /waste responsibly.
For more information on how La Trobe is improving its environmental performance, visit www.latrobe.edu.au/sustainability or to play your part, take a pledge to reduce your own impacts on campus and at home.