News Category: reuse

Global Awareness Points the Way for Local Action

Aug. 22, 2019

Single-use is now part of the lexicon, but the amount of trash created by cups, water bottles, plastic bags, straws and other items that are not reused is becoming unsustainable.

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.

In the News: Moving Out Made Easier in West Campus

July 26, 2019

According to Brianna Duran, campus environmental center coordinator for the UT Office of Sustainability, “During move out, students are throwing away so much all at once, and it overflows dumpsters and sidewalks. Getting involved with MoveOutATX is something we believe is important for students to try to be better community members.” 

City Works to Clean Up West Campus Move Out

July 12, 2019

The end of July is the time when many of the 18,000 students who live in West Campus move out of their apartments, and the City of Austin is working to make certain household items are slated for reuse instead of the landfill.

Piloting a Sustainable Move-Out in West Campus

Feb. 20, 2019

Last summer's [Re]Move + [Re]Use pilot sucessfully diverted 62 tons of material from the landfill.

In the News: UT Seniors Fight Plastic Pollution

Oct. 8, 2018

Three UT seniors start Precious Plastic Texas to minimize plastic waste on campus.

A Diversion on Campus

Sept. 6, 2018

On August 30th, the first Trash to Treasure sale raised $1,965 to help fund environmental projects on campus.

Successful Swapping

Aug. 9, 2018

The annual Office Supply Swap was a huge success: over 100 UT employees exchanged unwanted items for needed supplies, and additional material (2.5 truck loads) was donated to UT Surplus Property.

In the News: [Re]Move & [Re]Use recycles West Campus’ unwanted furniture

Aug. 7, 2018

To combat the mountains of furniture and home goods discarded by students moving out of their West Campus apartments, the first-ever [Re]Move & [Re]Use program set up donation locations from July 27 through Aug. 1, offering to recycle West Campus’ unwanted stuff.

Promoting Reuse with UT's Surplus Store

July 2, 2018

UT Austin's Surplus Property is moving the needle toward zero waste by promoting reuse of material no longer used on campus. Now, there are three ways people can save money and the environment!