News Category: recycling

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.

Ask Me About 156 Miles: Q&A with Resource Recovery Intern

Dec. 4, 2018

Focusing on a zero waste goal, interns with UT Austin’s Resource Recovery talk about the number of to go cups that head to the landfill from campus each year ... and what we all can do to change this.

The Environmental Impact of Fashion & Textiles

Dec. 3, 2018

The Textiles and Apparel Recycling Campaign, created with Green Fund by Dr. Jonathan Chen, Dr. Katherine Polston, and Professor Eve Nicols, aims to combat textile waste with a student-run recycling center and, in the future, generating rayon from collected cotton recyclables. Written by Becky Phung.

Climate Change in Austin

Oct. 20, 2018

Did you know that the average Austinite’s carbon footprint is about 15 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per yea? Learn about what Austin, Texas is doing to mitigate climate change -- and how you can help -- in this post from the city's Office of Sustainability.

SSB Thinks Zero Waste and You Can Too!

Sept. 25, 2018

The Student Services Building shows all how to make their zero waste events successful using materials created by UT Austin's Resource Recovery.

In the News: Achieving Sustainability Goals with Zero Waste Building Program

Sept. 20, 2018

UT Austin's zero waste effort is being spear-headed by Resource Recovery, working building by building.