• 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

    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

    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

    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

Growing Young Gardeners Camp Registration

Registration is open for Creekside Harmony Garden's youth camp starting June 19.

More details and registration is here

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.

PIEER 2016 Fall Events

PIEER FALL 2016 Events

PIEER provides healthy cooking demonstrations and samples at Harvest Patch Festival in Waterloo.

PIEER interns participated in the Student Involvement Fair in front of Maucker Union at UNI.

Julie Grunklee was getting the word out about PIEER's primary preventive lead efforts and her research project at the Iowa Environmental Health Association's fall meeting on October 18, 2016 in Marshalltown.


PIEER interns participated at the First Friday to celebrate Native American Heritage Month 


Julie Grunklee speaks to moms about lead prevention at YWCA in Waterloo. 


On December 1, 2016 PIEER interns were tabling at the Maucker Union to increase the knowledge about a sustainable gift giving. 

Also, PIEER groups tabling at the Maucker Union to increase the knowledge about a sustainable gift giving, fashion and garment industry on December 2, 2016.


On December 2, 2016 PIEER had a booth at the Holidays Around the World to educate the families and visitors about fashion and a sustainable gift giving. We set up a game called “everything comes from something” kits which row materials match with the possible production to learn the participants about textile raw materials. 


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