Merici College Green Tip #37: About toothbrushes...

Your dentist would ideally like to see you change your toothbrush every three to four months. 

That's a lot of plastic waste.

According to the World Wildlife Fund, around 3.5 billion disposable plastic toothbrushes – usually made from polypropylene and nylon which can take up to 500 years to break down in landfill – are purchased each year around the world. 

The vast majority will end up as plastic pollution.

Merici College Green Tip #36: It's Sw(OP) Shop time!

It's Sw(OP) shop time!


Fact: 50% of all fabric ever made is now in landfill.

Fact: 30 million pairs of jeans are sold in the world DAILY

​Going Circular documentary film, 2022

Be part of the solution by supporting the annual SW(OP) shop, either by donating, buying for a gold coin, or BOTH

Clean, re-usable donations only please to the collection bin opposite Student Services.


Felicity Maher
Sustainability Officer

Merici College Green Tip #34: Have you got used makeup packaging, toothbrushes and paste tubes?

Reducing waste is an important sustainability promoting action.  

This Greentip is a reminder that your used oral care products can still be dropped off at Student Services in the boxes provided to be recycled by Terracycle.

Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, interdental brushes, and floss containers are all accepted.

As is your makeup packaging including shadow and powder trays, lip gloss tubes, concealer tubes and sticks, mascara tubes, and lotion dispensers.

Merici College Green Tip # 31 - 2022 Lettuce Sale

Get ready!  Following the first lettuce sale last year and due to popular demand, the lettuces will be back.

Collection Day: Tuesday Week 5 (8 November) 1:00pm-3:15pm or by arrangement to  

200 punnets will be available at $6 each, or $42 for a tray of 8 punnets.

Please click here to find the order form.


Felicity Maher

Sustainability Officer

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