Greening TAFE SA



The Institute has entered into an agreement with Ricoh Australia & Close the Loop to provide a take-back program for all imaging cartridges including all inkjets, laser cartridges, toner bottles, drum kits, fuser kits, PCU’s of any brand from any fax, photocopier or printer.

To assist staff with recycling, collection points have been set up at each of the listed campuses, staff are requested to forward cartridges to these points for disposal or alternatively cartridges securely packaged & labelled ‘Recycle’ can be forwarded via the internal courier to Regency Campus, G store. 

Collection Points for Cartridges:

  • Croydon - Client Services/Reception
  • Croydon Automotive/Reception
  • Croydon Print Room
  • Elizabeth - Main Store
  • Gilles Plains - Main Store
  • Regency - G Store
  • Port Adelaide -Client Services/Reception
  • Salisbury Campus - Client Services/Reception
  • Tea Tree Gully Client Services/Reception

Close the Loop is a leading recycler of cartridges and you can find out more information on the recycling process and recycled products by visiting there web site:

Recycling of Mobile Phones and Accessories

The TAN Procurement Unit recycles mobile phones through the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association recycling program ‘mobile muster’. AMTA are leading recyclers of mobile phones and you can find out more information by visiting the AMTA web site.

Staff are requested to forward surplus mobile phones, mobile phone batteries and accessories to the Gilles Plains Store via the Institute internal courier for de-registration before disposal.

More Information

If you require further information or have recycling suggestions please contact:

Kevin Richards
Assets & Procurement Unit
Resource Manager- Procurement
TAFE SA, Elizabeth Campus
Ph: 82079584 
Fax: 82079654
M: 0401124698

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Carbon accounting provides sustainable outlook

Nov 04, 2011

TAFE SA recently launched a Carbon Accounting short course specifically developed to improve literacy and numeracy skills relating to the challenges of sustainability and climate change.

The short course consists of two units offered in a three day workshop environment designed for students and professionals with a background in disciplines including sustainability, environmental management, accounting and policy.

Paulo Castro, of Mawson Lakes, and Amalia Sosrodiredjo, of Linden Park, completed the short course and have gained niche skills and knowledge to supplement their postgraduate qualifications.

An Environmental Officer for Inghams Enterprises, Mr Castro says he undertook the short course to add extra value to his existing knowledge that would benefit his workplace.

“I work for a company that really cares about the environment. The course will help me with the sustainability reports we already have in place and also to develop a carbon inventory for each site,” Mr Castro said.

He believes the practical focus of the course is enjoyable, flexible, conducive to learning and links directly to his workplace.

Ms Sosrodiredjo has a background in sustainability and enrolled in the short course out of personal interest and to ultimately gain employment.

She credited the course for providing comprehensive content and learning materials along with fostering self-directed investigation. “I enjoyed learning how to identify emission sources, interpret the National Greenhouse Accounts Factors into real data, critically think about the best efficiency and emission reduction strategies and trying to compile these into a complete carbon report. It was a challenging and enjoyable task,” Ms Sosrodiredjo said.

Course Facilitator and industry expert Trisha Drioli says the power and simplicity of this methodology will enable government and business to become ‘carbon literate’ and compare performance across industry and business sectors.

This short course builds on the success of TAFE SA’s online Diploma of Sustainability introduced in 2010. “Carbon Accounting is a stand-alone course or it can be enrolled in as an elective component as part of the Diploma qualification,” says Ms Drioli.

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