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Recycling at The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne want to be pioneers of sustainability, and invoke the change they hope to see in the world. This year, they became the first and only University to achieve a 6 Star Communities rating for their Parkville campus.

Their goals are varied, but consistency has always been key for successful implementation and groundbreaking results.

“We’re constantly doing talks, we put out posters, and we’ve got sustainability representatives in every faculty,” says Judith Alcorn, Waste Minimisation & Biodiversity Coordinator at the University.

With the help of colour-coded Method recycling bins in their faculty spaces and soon-to-be in their bathrooms, the University of Melbourne’s target is that by 2020 they will have dropped their landfill output to 20kg per person by 2020 for the year.

We created a custom waste stream for the University's toilet facilities purposefully for paper towels (their place of use), so that the facility can ensure these are getting recycled and not put in landfill.

Successful implementation and sustainability on campus comes from education, motivation, and dedication to the cause. We’re excited to be a part of the University of Melbourne’s incredible, change-making journey.

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