News Category: zero-waste

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.

Mr. Burns: Making Inclusive and Sustainable Theatre

Nov. 30, 2018

Students in the Department of Theatre and Dance are producing Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, and the zero waste production is partially funded by Green Fund.

Annual Employee Appreciation BBQ is Zero Waste

Oct. 29, 2018

On October 18, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Darrell Bazzell recognized the successes of the PEF departments in his portfolio at their annual staff appreciation BBQ which was a zero waste event. 

In the News: Two-year-old Master Plan Makes Strides

Oct. 23, 2018

On October 22, Jim Walker, Director of the Office of Sustainability, presented an update showing how UT Austin is doing two years into the Sustainability Master Plan. 

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.

October is the Time for Sustainability

Sept. 27, 2018

This October, The University of Texas at Austin is joining hundreds of universities and colleges across the U.S. to celebrate sustainability on campus as Campus Sustainability Week.

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.

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.