News Category: reuse

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!

In the News: A New Purpose for Campus Trees

May 16, 2018

Armando Blanco and UT Austin's master carpenters reuse trees harvested on campus by Landscape Services to make benches.  

Less is More

April 24, 2018

This article by Jeremy Simon explores how consumers can be more sustainable by chosing not to purchase new items and to purchase less.

Channel Your Inner Architect with the Materials Lab

March 29, 2018

Check in and learn about the School of Architecture's Materials Lab, an ever-growing collection features 29,000+ material samples that is reflective of the current building and design markets. Curator and Director Jennifer Wong discusses how materials are reused in support of UT Austin's zero waste goal.

Surplus Property Reuse Store Opening Weekly

Feb. 2, 2018

The Surplus Property Reuse Store is scheduled to open weekly beginning on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The store will be open on Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Building 30 at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus. All members of the UT Austin community and the public are welcome to purchase items for their personal use.