Plastic Recycling

The Facilities Management team is proud to announce the launch of plastic recycling.

What can you recycle?

ANYTHING plastic

  • drink bottles
  • plastic wrappers
  • Filicori plastic takeaway containers
  • Coffee take-away lids
  • Plastic shipping materials
  • Plastic bags (but reuse them first!)
  • Plastic packaging
  • Plastic cutlery

What Cannot be Recycled with the Plastic?

  • Rubber
  • Styrofoam
  • Plexiglass

What Happens to the Recycled Plastic?

The plastic is delivered to Doha Plastic, where it is then recycled locally and made into other plastic products. For more information, please visit the Doha Plastic website.

How Can you Reduce your Plastic Consumption?

  • Use your brand-new GU Sustainability water bottle instead of one-time plastic bottles
  • Use the water fountain instead of the water cooler
  • Use reusable cloth bags for your groceries and shopping
  • Buy fresh food ingredients – not pre-packaged. They are healthier too!
  • Don’t take the straw when you order a drink
  • Reduce your waste in general – and reduce the number of trash bags you need
  • Ask the coffee shop to use your own travel mug, eliminating both the waste of a paper cup and a plastic lid
  • Stop using one-time items like sandwich bags – replace with reusable containers

How Can you Reuse your Plastic Before you Recycle it?

  • Use plastic grocery bags to line your trash cans or to transport items
  • Reuse plastic bags as packing material
  • Cut plastic milk jugs or detergent bottles to use as a scooper
  • Cut milk jugs and detergent bottles to make a funnel
  • Animal owners use all plastic bags to clean up after their pets
  • Sailors cut milk jugs or detergent bottles to use as water bailers

What Can you do with Plastic Waste from Home?

If you cannot reuse your plastic, bring it to GU-Q and recycle it here. Either place it in a recycling bin in the building, or if you have a large amount, drop it off in the main plastic recycling cage located near the loading dock.

Plastic Recycling Bin Locations

  • All Pantries
  • Atrium
  • Faculty Staff Lounge
  • Student Lounge
  • Student Study Area
  • Office Supply Room
  • Most Printer Station Locations