Zero Waste Hero


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This certification is currently on pause as we redevelop program structure, with plans to relaunch in Spring 2022. Visit our website to learn about zero waste at UT: https://facilitiesservices.utexas.edu/divisions/support/zero-waste-program

UT Austin's Zero Waste Hero Certification provides a unique opportunity for students to learn more about zero waste on campus and prepare to be a role model for others on campus. Learn about a variety of zero waste topics, including recycling, reducing food waste, composting, and more. This knowledge is then reinforced through individual actions and opportunities on campus such as waste audits. This free certification is co-managed by Resource Recovery and University Housing and Dining with developmental funding from Green Fund.

What is Zero Waste?

Zero Waste is UT-Austin's goal to reduce what we send to the landfill by 90%. Opportunities to reduce landfill trash can come, for example, from reducing the amount of disposable products purchased or diverting materials to the recycling or composting facility instead. With a population of nearly 70,000, UT needs YOU to be a Zero Waste Hero!

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