UCD Green Library: Waste Reduction/Recycling
- Paper water cups
- Keep Cups
- IT Equipment
- Christmas Tree
- Covid-19 PPE
The bin waste in UCD is divided off campus, and recycled where possible.
To encourage and promote the importance of recycling waste we have worked with UCD Estates, to install a range of segregated bins in the James Joyce Library. We will monitor the success of this pilot project, and hopefully roll it out across all of our libraries - watch this space for more information!
We are eliminating 'single use' plastic in the library
Drinks in reusable "keep cups" are allowed in all UCD Libraries since September 2018
Encouraging the use of reusable containers reduces the waste generated by disposable cups
Our Book Swap, a collaboration with DLR Libraries, has been in action since April 2013
Unwanted books (DVD and CDs too!) can be left for reuse, instead of being thrown away
DLR Libraries donate their withdrawn stock to our Book Swap for reuse
Older withdrawn library books, not suitable for reuse, are recycled rather than going to landfill
UCD Library donate decommissioned IT equipment to Camara Education a not-for-profit social enterprise
Camara Education securely erase all data and refurbish the equipment for reuse in their projects
Equipment that is not suitable for reuse is recycled ensuring no waste ends up in landfill
UCD Library participates in UCD Warp It initiative (Waste Action Reuse Portal) , run by UCD Estates
UCD Warp It facilitates the reuse of furniture across UCD Campus, helping to reducing waste of quality resources
Library orientation freebies promote and encourage the use of biodegradable materials
We encourage students to reduce, reuse, or recycle
Past gifts include: re usable food wraps, biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes, and packaging free soap
Every year we create our main Christmas tree from recycled materials
Over the years, our tree has been made of withdrawn books, records, and even old library card catalogues!
In 2019 Greta Thunberg was chosen as the star topping our green 'sustainibili-tree '
UCD wide initiatives
Upcycling Children's Books
We have taken books withdrawn from public libraries and upcycled them. Children's books were given away at the UCD Festival and some remaining books were added to our Book Swap.
- Last Updated: Jun 23, 2022 1:22 PM
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