Envirobank machines on trial
24 February 2010
Envirobank machines were recently launched at the Faculty of Economics and Business 18/2/10.
John Lavarack, Manager Campus Sustainability, Campus Infrastructure Services, and Peter Wolnizer, Dean, Faculty of Economics and Business recently launched new recycling Machines called 'Envirobanks', currently on trial in the Faculty of Economics and Business.
An Envirobank machine is a Reverse Vending Machine (R.V.M.) in which staff and students insert their empty aluminium cans and PET plastic bottles in exchange for 'Crunch Credits' or instant win coupons and prizes (including Myer vouchers to the value of $50). The technology used by the Envirobank machines scan each bottle, ensuring that a quality waste stream is captured and used for the production of high-grade recycled products.
The push to have these machines installed came from the Faculty staff calling for more action to be taken on environmental sustainability. First and foremost staff wanted options for recycling containers. The campaign for Envirobank machines was driven by Ruth Williams, Facilities Administrative Officer and member of the University wide Sustainable Workplace Team."We thought the Envirobank Machines were a great way to enable students and staff to recycle on campus".
Sustainable Workplace is an initiative which brings together staff from each Faculty and Professional Services Unit of the University to act as workplace representativesand assist their colleagues to take action for a more sustainable future.
The Envirobank machines are currently on trial at the Faculty of Economics and Business so feel free to wander down and check them out. If they are a success they willbe considered for wider University use. The machines are located in the H69 foyer area, near the computer labs and at the left of the verandah entrance to H03 Lecture Theatres.
The Sustainable Workplace Team is keen to hear your ideas for improving sustainability within our campus. If you are interested in joining the Sustainable Workplace Teamand if you have any suggestions please contact Joel Turner, Sustainable Workplace Coordinator, Campus Infrastructure Services.
Contact: Joel Turner
Phone: 02 9114 0946