Solid Waste & Recycling


  • UBC researchers develop biodegradable medical mask

    May 22, 2020 by Emily Atkins

    VANCOUVER – The shortage of medical grade masks worldwide has hobbled health care professionals responding to the novel coronavirus – highlighting the need for improving supply lines and manufacturing more masks locally. Researchers in the BioProducts Institute at the University of British

  • UBC ditches single-use food ware

    November 27, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VANCOUVER – UBC Vancouver is ditching single-use coffee cups and plastic food ware, and encouraging students, faculty and staff to choose reusable options such as their own mugs, water bottles and cutlery instead. The move is part of UBC’s Zero