UNI’s Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) was statutorily created in 1992 (Iowa Code Chapter 268) to provide research, education, and outreach to Iowa citizens, business and industry focusing on economic approaches to solving solid waste problems and serving the community with environmental education and outreach program. Iowa communities and citizens continue to place a high value on protecting and properly stewarding natural resources, minimizing waste and educating citizens on opportunities to reduce waste and improve the environment.
The Center provides applied sustainability research that has resulted in community outreach, patent applications and support for green business enterprises. Through the RRTTC’s project reports, articles and outreach to business, industry, communities, and citizens, the Center reaches several thousand individuals each year. The funding also supports student interns on projects concerning sustainability, recycling, solid waste management and their influence on health and water quality, and other related issues.
RRTTC is an interdisciplinary research, education and outreach center serving Regents universities, researchers, and students, Iowa citizens, business, and industry. Its projects involve education, outreach, and research activities focusing on economic approaches to solving solid waste problems, providing research and technical assistance on public health concerns as they relate to waste concerns and serving the community with environmental education and outreach programs designed to explore and strengthen community environmental resiliency.
More information about the Center can be found here.
The FY 2021 request is status quo.