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Suggestion: Use of Bin Bags

By Curtin Library 9 May 2019 News & events 3 Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

I notice that the bin bags in the small bins around the library are frequently changed, even if they have nothing or barely anything in them. Why? It’s a complete waste of plastic. And, as you know, plastic is bad for the environment, so as Curtin University is meant to be a progressive institute, surely this much (or any) plastic should NOT be used. I think it would be better, overall, to not use plastic, and CLEAN the bins when necessary rather than being wasteful.

The Library responds…

Thank you for the feedback regarding the plastic bin liners used in the Library. I will pass on your concerns to the University’s Properties team who manage the cleaning contract and waste disposal for the building.

Barbara Parnaby
Curtin University Library

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  1. Lachlan May 10, 2019 9:18pm

    I have also noticed plastic being unnecessarily used in the library café. The ramen is served in plastic bowls despite students dining in the café. Is there a reason why reusable bowls aren’t used? On top of this the cutlery is disposable.


    • Curtin Library May 13, 2019 3:00pm

      Hi Lachlan,

      Thank you for the feedback. We have passed this onto the Student Guild who run the Bookmark Café.

      Kind regards,

      Curtin Library

  2. Elizabeth May 12, 2019 1:36pm

    Could there also be mass paper recycling bins on each floor? So much paper gets thrown away (eg old notes, articles) that could be recycled?.