National Recycling Week BBQ

Recycling Bins (Generations)Join La Trobe's Sustainability staff for a veggie burger BBQ in the Agora between 11am and 2pm this Thursday 10 November, for all students and staff, to celebrate National Recycling week.

There will also be the chance to win and build your own KeepCup. There will be the opportunity to purchase reusable water bottles at a discounted rate.

You can also take this opportunity to bring down any CDs, DVDs, mobile phones, toner cartridges, light bulbs and batteries you have for recycling.

Recently, with assistance from the Packaging Stewardship Forum (PSF) of the Australian Food and Grocery Council, La Trobe installed 134 new waste and recycling bins across the University's five campuses in Melbourne, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura and Shepparton. Each bin carries the call to action to Do The Right Thing, Use the Right Bin.

The new systems will provide away from home recycling opportunities for up to 26,000 students and 2,500 staff and divert at least 140 tonnes of PET and aluminium cans from landfill each year - enough to fill almost 19,450 household wheelie bins.

Visit our recycling page for more information on La Trobe's Recycling initiatives.