TasTAFE joins forces with City of Hobart to support recycling
17 February 2020
The City of Hobart and TasTAFE are working together to expand a recycling service for difficult to recycle items including x-rays, toothbrushes, lightbulbs and mail satchels.
Members of the public, staff and students can bring difficult to recycle items to the recycling bank in the foyer of TasTAFE’s 75 Campbell St Campus in Hobart. The recycling bank accepts 11 different streams of recyclable waste including plastic bottle tops, light globes, toner cartridges, batteries, mail satchels, x-rays, mobile phones, toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes, bread tags, air fresheners and refills and small e-waste items.
As part of the City’s efforts towards achieving zero waste to landfill by 2030, a recycling unit was established at its Elizabeth Street Council Centre in late 2018. The service has now expanded into seven other locations, including TasTAFE’s Campbell Street Campus.
Speaking at the launch of the recycling bank with Lord Mayor, Anna Reynolds, TasTAFE CEO, Jenny Dodd, said TasTAFE was pleased to host the recycling bank on campus.
“Having the unit on campus has really encouraged our students and staff to think more carefully about their environmental footprint,” she said.
“Our students and staff have really embraced the concept, not only recycling items they use while on campus, but also bringing in waste from home for recycling.
“We also encourage members of the public to use the unit, which is conveniently located just inside the main foyer of our campus at 75 Campbell Street.
“I’d like to congratulate our students and staff who have really embraced the concept, not only recycling items they use while on campus, but also bringing in waste from home for recycling. A big thank you to staff who have championed these initiatives,” Ms Dodd said.