• The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center

    The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center

    “Promoting environmental sustainability through Research, Education and Outreach”

 The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) is an interdisciplinary research, education and outreach center serving Regent university researchers and students, Iowa citizens, business and industry. Read More
  • Outreach Programs & Activites

    Outreach Programs & Activites

    The RRTTC develops and implements several environmental education outreach programs to serve various focus groups both at the University of Northern Iowa and in the community. Read More
  • Materials Innovation Services

    Materials Innovation Services

    The Materials Innovation Service, located in the Department of Industrial Technology at the University of Northern Iowa, is a joint program between the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center, and the UNI Metal Casting Center. The UNI Metal Casting Center is a nationally recognized leader in foundry research, applied technology, and technical business assistance. Read More
  • Grants & Publications

    Grants & Publications

    The RRTTC promotes sound environmental research and the establishment of new technologies through its competitive grants program. Read More
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Latest News & Events

UNI Earth Day Celebration April 25th




Partnership Opportunity

Have an idea for a sustainable initiative or project? Want to partner with the RRTTC? Click here for more information. 

RA Programs

Sign up for an RA Program with the RRTTC! We offer an opportunity for Resident Assistants and their houses to learn more about sustainability practices on campus and how students can be involved. We can also do an interactive activity for residents including DIY crafts! Photos from previous events can be found here. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss a program with our staff and click here for a complete list of activities for the RA program.

Earth Week 2015

UNI Earth Day Celebration-2015

Earth Week 2015 was a big success! The Earth Day Fair was a great event with twenty seven organizations in attendance. Students went around to different booths and enjoyed pedal-powered smoothies, s'mores, free plants, giveaways, and games all the while learning about UNI sustainability and recycling efforts. Around 500 UNI students and faculty attended the Fair at Maucker Union. The RRTTC would like to thank everyone who participated and helped out with Earth Week for the wonderful success! You can view more photos from the event by clicking here.




Bag Toss from the RRTTC



Food and Resource Education Demonstration (FRED) Booth





Bike tune-ups 


Interior Design Booth


Pedal-Powered Smoothies with the UNI Sustainability Office 


Dry Run Creek Campus Clean Up 

Students met with the RRTTC at 4:00pm to help clean up Dry Run Creek. The RRTTC provided gloves, trash bags, and buckets. Together, students removed 75 lbs. of trash from the creek, making our campus a better place. 


The Cleantech Future Film Screening 

This film talks about the exciting green future that is now possible through new green technology. It demonstrates how a clean future can start today and how people can make it possible. Twenty people attended the movie. 

CVAST 5k Fun Run 

Thirty four people met at the UNI Prairie Preserve at 6:00pm for the CVAST 5k Fun Run. Students and faculty enjoyed a run through the trails and being out in nature. 


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