Desk top binsUQ Sustainability has removed under-desk bins in office areas, replacing them with central waste and recycling stations.

Recent waste audits showed the recycling rate almost tripling in office areas as a result of this initiative.

The small act of replacing under-desk bins with central waste and recycling stations has enabled:

  • increased recycling and reduce waste going to landfill
  • increased individual responsibility for waste created
  • more than 500,000 plastic bin liners saved every year
  • reduce cleaning and waste disposal costs.

UQ Wellness supports this initiative, as it encourages staff to take regular breaks from their desks to empty their desktop mini bin or paper recycling box. Consider waste disposal good for your health!