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A Guide to Sustainability

Welcome to the Library Guide to Sustainability!

Welcome to the McMaster University Library Guide to Sustainability! This guide contains information to help you live more sustainably, and less carbon-intensively. It highlights organizations and stores local to McMaster University, in Hamilton, ON, as well as resources like infographs, videos, and articles pulled from the wider web. For academic resources about sustainability and climate change, see the library's Earth Day Digital Display

-- McMaster Libraries Sustainability Committee

Did You Know? Recycling at McMaster Libraries

Recycling paper products and containers in blue bins is important, but you can also recycle technology, writing tools, phone cases, batteries, and masks at the libraries! See the list and image below to see where you can recycle and compost in McMaster libraries.

  • Tech or electronics recycling: White bin in MILLS main entrance lobby (1st floor)
  • Mask recycling: Collection bins for disposable masks in MILLS - main entrance lobby (1st floor), Learning Commons (2nd floor) and THODE main entrance lobby
  • Writing tools recycling such as pens, pencils and highlighters: Clear bins in MILLS (1st, 2nd & 3rd floors), THODE (1st floor) and HEALTH SCIENCES libraries
  • Phone cases recycling: Service Desk at all libraries
  • Battery recycling: Service Desk at all libraries
  • Paper recycling: Blue bins in all libraries, most floors
  • Composting: Green bins in MILLS (1st floor), Learning Commons (2nd floor) and THODE libraries - program is currently suspended

If you have a waste item that is not recyclable, you might think about bringing it to a location that has a TerraCycle box (like Green Venture's Eco House). Terracycle is an eco-friendly company that accepts non-recyclable waste items to reuse or repurpose with their partner organizations.

Recycling at McMaster Libraries
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