• 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 2014

UNI Earth Day Celebration 

Once again the Earth Day Celebration was a huge success with over 600 hundred UNI faculty, staff and students visiting the Maucker Union Courtyard on April 22 to talk with educational booths, win prizes, make s'mores, and learn about sustainability efforts on the UNI campus.  Rod Library collected used books to donate to the 'Room to Read' program,  SAAC organization also offered an opportunity for students and staff to engage with the community through the Hygiene Hijack effort to collect toiletry items for donation to a local shelter. Free bike tune up performed by Europa and sponsored by UNI Wellness & Rec Dept.  All in all, the event was well received and the RRTTC would like to thank all those who participated and made Earth Day such a great success! You can view more photos from the event by clicking here.


Earth Day Yoga 

Following the Earth Day Celebration, two free yoga sessions were offered to UNI students who received instruction from WRC staff members. Over 30 people registered for the sessions and received a free water bottle for their participation.


Troubled Waters Film Screening 

This is an award winning film that tells the story of the unintended yet severe consequences of farming along the Mississippi, and the efforts being taken to reverse this damage. There were 15 students, faculty, and community members who attended this event.

Earth Week Campus Cleanup 

The RRTTC partnered with the Volunteer Tuesday's Group and Green Iowa AmeriCorps in an effort to clean up Highway 20 and the UNI campus. Over 45 volunteers participated in the effort. Numerous bags of trash were filled and a bicycle frame was found. Thank you to the volunteers for your hard work!


RRTTC Bean Bag Toss Game                                                          

     RRTTC Bean Bag Toss Game                                                                                      Botanical Center Booth




         TC Panther helping out UNI Outdoors                                                     Bike Tuneups sponsored by EuropaCycle

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