Both the private and public sectors, including the university and college sector have a legal and social responsibility to promote and protect human health and the environment by safely, responsibly and efficiently managing and reducing waste and maximising waste reuse, recycling and resource generation opportunities.
As large organisations dealing with staff, student, visitor and supplier waste, institutions must contend with a host of operational waste issues, not least the increasing costs of disposal charges and landfill taxes but also the possible future requirement to measure and report scope 3 carbon emissions relating to waste through Estates Management Statistics and Emandate.
If you would like to connect with other EAUC members interested in waste, join the EAUC's Waste Community of Practice. This group is for EAUC members only. Find out more.
EAUC-Scotland's Waste Management Topic Support Network (TSN) is open to all, providing an opportunity for those working in or with the further and higher education sector to share ideas and questions and to get together to hear from particular speakers or discuss topics of interest. Find out more about the TSNs here.
AUDE's Higher Education Estates Management Report (EMR) 2017
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The session gave an in-depth overview into the impact that food choices have on our health, environment and communities and how institutions have the power to positively...
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Medical School carbon reduction strategies
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Greening West Anglia
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