RECYCLE RIGHT AT MURDOCH UNIVERISTY O-WEEK
Earlier this month Recycle Right joined in the activities at Murdoch Universityâ€™s Orientation Week to spread the â€˜Reduce, Reuse and Recycleâ€™ message.
Staff and students were put to the test and asked to identify in which bin (green top or yellow top) they should place common household waste.
A highly coveted herb-garden was offered as a prize for the best suggestion for reducing waste at home. The responses were both innovative and insightful and demonstrated that Murdoch students are great advocates for sustainability.
Many participants were surprised to learn that several of the items they considered to be waste could actually be recycled.
It also provided the perfect platform to discuss and promote the newly updated Recycle Right app.
Weâ€™d like to congratulate Valerie Won for her winning entry:
â€œWe feed our chickens with vegetable scraps. We use their poo for fertilizer for fruit plants which we grow to eat. Our chicken egg shells are then crushed and placed in the compost as well.â€
Other notable entries mentioned the use of compost bins, worm farms, reusable takeaway coffee mugs, cloth shopping bags, water-saving shower fittings and grey water systems