University of Adelaide — Ecoversity
The University of Adelaide has a standard recycling program through 'Ecoversity' — the University's sustainability engagement program. All Ecoversity activities, campaigns and events are geared towards developing a campus community that values and applies sustainable practices.
The University of Adelaide is working towards a plastic-free campus in 2021. For example, all food and beverage packaging on campus; coffee cups, coffee cup lids, straws, plates/bowls, cups, lids, hot and cold food containers such as chip containers, salad bowls, sandwich wedges and sushi containers — will need to be fully compostable! This will also extend to all campus events, functions, conferences.
Since 2010, the Ecoversity program has facilitated many sustainable practices at the University of Adelaide, such as: reducing carbon emissions by 22%, installing 17 water refill stations, introducing a comprehensive recycling program for general and specialist items, installing 2,000+ recycling bins, and recycling 113 tonnes of e-waste. Amazing, right?