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PPE recycling bins installed across Laurier campuses

It's estimated the bins will help divert almost 30,000 pairs of disposable gloves from landfills
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Wilfrid Laurier University is trying to protect the environment, as students and staff continue to take steps to protect themselves from COVID-19. 

The university has installed PPE recycling bins across its Waterloo and Brantford campuses. 

It's a collaborative initiative involving Laurier's Sustainability Office, the Students' Union, and the Ecohawks Club. 

Disposable gloves and face masks can be disposed of in the bins, and they're then sent to LifeCycle Revive in Brantford, where they'll be sterilized and formed into pellets. 

In a release, the university said the pellets can then be recycled and used to create nonwoven textiles for masks, disposable isolation gowns, and injection-molded items used in healthcare settings. 

The Sustainability Office estimates the bins will help divert almost 30,000 pairs of disposable gloves from landfills. 

To learn more about the PPE bins and where they're located, click here

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