Race to Zero Waste is a friendly competition between colleges and universities to encourage and inform their campus communities on how to recycle, reduce waste, and rethink consumption habits.
Campus Race to Zero Waste Competition
This year we are focusing our efforts on increasing composting on campus. In our last waste audit, we found that almost 60% of our regular waste is compostable!
Much of the food packaging on campus should be composted because it is paper-based and soiled.
Here are 3 actions you can take:
- Do you have compost in your kitchen? If not, call 2222 to request a bin.
- Did you know that paper towel, paper coffee cups and paper take-out containers all go in the compost bin? Put this in your office kitchen!
- Stop waste before it begins (and save money)! Bring a , return your take-out containers from on-campus food providers, and bring your set to work.
Lunch & Learn: Towards a Zero Waste Campus
If your office or group of friends would like to learn more about how to recycle at uOttawa, we can organize an interactive workshop for you.