The University of Canberra is leading the way when it comes to making sustainable choices to reduce its environmental footprint.

Post and rail fencing, made from plastic waste collected throughout the community, has provided a unique barrier solution for a new car park on campus, located between building 22 and 23, and the University’s new Sporting Commons, also home of the UC Brumbies rugby union team.

The student body takes an active interest in environmental initiatives and the University is proud to have made a number of sustainable purchasing decisions including replacing pine logs for the car park with a sustainable and durable alternative.

More than 200 recycled plastic Brolga bollards were used in the post and rail for the new car park saving over 550,000 plastic bags from going to landfill.

University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker said: “The final outcome looks terrific and it is pleasing to know that the materials used were made from recycled plastic. The University looks for long-term sustainable solutions and this is a great example of this practice.”

Saved from landfill the equivalent of 550,000 plastic packaging bags collected through Coles REDcycle.