News Category: recycling

Putting a Year's Waste into a Mason Jar

Aug. 5, 2019

Meet Viashali and Kiara, two UT Austin undergraduates who met as roommates their freshman year and embarked on a zero waste lifestyle.

Recycling the Right Way

July 24, 2019

UT Austin collected 2200 tons of recycling last year and recently received assurances from the local recycler that the material is not being piled or landfilled. Still, we all need to Recycle Right because nine percent of our current trash is actually recyclables while up to a fifth of recycling is actually trash and could result in fines for the university.

Texas Athletics Receives Green Sports Alliance Award ... Again!

May 29, 2019

University of Texas Athletics has been named one of the Environmental Innovators of the Year by the Green Sports Alliance for the second year in a row, the organization announced Wednesday. 

Going Green at UT

May 9, 2019

The second edition of Texas Connect has a feature on Green Fund and its impact on staff.

Campus Reinforces Support of Zero Waste Goal

May 2, 2019

​The campus has shown growing support for zero waste this spring semester, from a presentation by Resource Recovery to Staff Council to supportive legislation passed by the Graduate Student Assembly and other matters.

In the News: Sustainable Game Day Events

April 15, 2019

Texas Athletics is recruiting students to volunteer at Texas Baseball and Softball Gameday Sustainability Events over the next three weeks. Director of sustainability Jim Walker said diverting waste from landfills demonstrates the University’s commitment to recycling and composting.

“(Sporting events cause) huge spikes in waste material,” Walker said. “(The) landfill waste stream is the most expensive way we can manage waste, so as much as we can divert into recycling, compost — it saves the University money.”  

In the News: Recycling Fabric with Textiles and Apparel

April 11, 2019

Fabric recycling has arrived at UT Austin, thanks to the work of Dr. Jonathan Chen and a new Green Fund funded project.

Elevating UT Austin’s Green Labs Program

March 26, 2019

The Green Labs Program at The University of Texas at Austin is getting a boost: a full-time professional coordinator.  UT Austin is currently accepting applications for a Green Labs Coordinator, a position created in part thanks to a generous donation by BASF Corporation.

Liz Arredondo: Pickle's Recycling Champion

March 22, 2019

Recycling at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus has a champion: Liz Arredondo applied for and received a Green Fund grant for recycling enhancements at PRC.

In the News: UT Faces Fines with Contaminated Composting

Dec. 5, 2018

Contamination of composting in Housing and Dining leads to large fines for the university.