The University of Newcastle, Australia

Initiatives

Green Impact

Green Impact

The Green Impact program raises awareness of sustainability by giving people a focused approach to tackling issues and supporting them in achieving these actions. The voluntary program is designed to be a fun, flexible and social way to support staff in undertaking targeted actions to make our University have a more sustainable campus.

Electric Vehicle Charging Project

Electric Vehicle Charging Project

The university is investing in sustainable transport though the installation of electric vehicle charging stations across Callaghan campus.

Simply cups

Simply cups

The University is collaborating with Simply Cups to recycle disposable coffee cups, diverting them from landfill. These recycled cups are then used to make reusable coffee cups – the rCup – a world first reusable coffee cup made from recycled coffee cups, as well as a range of other products.

Bags to Benches

Bags to Benches

Over the last several months the University trialled a program in partnership with Plastic Police to turn soft plastics into benches providing added outdoor seating across campus.

By being part of this program and recycling your soft plastics, you will assist the University in achieving its waste reduction goals and help the environment and the animals that live in it.

Composting On Campus

Composting On Campus

Here at the university we divert between 40 to 60% of our waste from landfill but as part of our Environmental Sustainability Plan targets, we have committed to driving this up to 70% of our general waste by 2021. This target will position the University as a sector leader in waste management practices.