Sustainability Month heralds arrival of new green products at UWS

David Bradbury and Professor Geoff Scott at the Sustainability Month launch

At the Sustainability Month launch, David Bradbury (left) and Professor Geoff Scott (right), UWS Executive Director of Sustainability, with the event's mascot

 

The launch of a new range of sustainable products available from uwsconnect outlets at the University of Western Sydney was one of the first campus events for Sustainability Month 2012. 

The products which include notepads, pens, pencils, diaries and even chocolate have been selected based on sustainable product criteria. 

Tony Geange, uwsconnect General Manager, says every stage of the product’s life has been assessed for its impact on the environment from raw materials to manufacture to end of life management.  

“The new line of products reflects the increased awareness of the community of the true impact of their purchasing decisions. These products have a low ecological footprint and are made from sustainable sources using less energy to minimise their impact on the planet,” says Mr Geange. 

David Bradbury speaking at the launch event

Attending the launch on the Penrith campus, Assistant Treasurer and Federal Member for Lindsay, David Bradbury, congratulates UWS on this initiative. 

“Universities right across Australia will be looking to UWS as a leader in campus sustainability and green innovation,” says Mr Bradbury. 

“UWS is making a strong contribution to Australia’s cleaner environmental future by increasing their energy efficiency, investing in sustainable products and promoting environmental awareness.” 

The wide range of sustainable products will be available from uwsconnect outlets across all UWS campuses.  

Products are manufactured from at least 20 percent recycled materials and at the end of their life must be at least 70 percent recyclable, biodegradable or compostable. 

Sustainability Month at UWS - a collaboration between the UWS Office of Sustainability and uwsconnect - will also include information days, green trivia competitions, clothing ‘swap and sells’ and recycled craft markets.

A full list of the events and further details are available from the Sustainability Month Calendar.

Ends

1 August 2012

Photos: Sally Tsoutas

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