Waste not, want not

At a recent librarians’ meeting we had a presentation on sustainability in the Library. Topics included: producing less waste at our desks by having smaller bins and personal blue boxes, a re-design of the graphics on central bins throughout the Library to minimize confusion about what is garbage and what is recycling, and electrical & electronic equipment waste. I found the presentation informative and it was also a great reminder of the efforts of the university and individuals to improve sustainability on campus. If you want to know more about what to recycle and where, including the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) program, visit the McGill Sustainability website. Speaking of recycling, have you heard of the Think Chair? This chair is being lauded as the world’s first truly recyclable product. Find out why by watching this video from the Smithsonian Channel.

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