Tea-drinking FTTAs recycle!

Without a recycling bin in the department and office, it’s not convenient to recycle. It’s tempting to simply throw away a recyclable item, instead of doing the good deed.

Thankfully, when I joined the department last July, my environmentally-conscious office mates and fellow Full-Time Teaching Assistants (FTTAs) already had a system worked out for recycling.

The FTTAs are green tea and milk tea junkies, and often, a bottle purchased from the canteen during lunch helps us through a tiring afternoon! A quick rinse is all the bottles need and they are left to dry at the sink.

The bottles will pile up in about three weeks, and are then packed away in reusable bags and the bottles are dropped off at the recycling bins in the Science Canteen during lunch.

Small and simple steps make for painless habits! Do you have a recycling strategy?

FTTAs Amanda and Hongxia bringing washed and dried plastic bottles to the recycling bins.

FTTAs Amanda and Hongxia bring washed and dried plastic bottles
to the recycling bins. Photos by Weiting.

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