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.
Gloucestershire Sustainable Energy Strategy 2019
University of Sheffield - Zero Carbon University Guide
Sheffield Hallam University - Approaches to food waste management
Single-use items are currently en vogue, but what is the evidence behind ​actions to limit their use?
The University of Edinburgh's Social Responsibility and Sustainability Department have published the institutions progress since 2012. The 2017-18 Report is now...
November 2017 was the second year for Scottish universities and colleges to submit their Public Bodies Climate Change Duties (PBCCD) reports as named 'major players'...
Rocket composter site visit Dundee & Angus College's Waste to Compost Project was selected as the Decade Highlight for Resource Procurement and Lifecycle at the...
On Wednesday, 26th September 2018, the EAUC-Scotland Waste Management Topic Support Network met to discuss the current issues and opportunities regarding waste management in...
EAUC-Scotland's virtual 'Sustainability Sharing Series' October 2018 edition discussed Influencing Student Reuse Projects. We have produced a best...
EAUC-Scotland's virtual 'Sustainability Sharing Series' October 2018 edition discussed Influencing Sustainable Food Choices. We have produced a best...
Reuse at Leeds
International student air travel fuels Carbon Literacy Living Lab - Manchester Metropolitan University
Give it don’t bin it
University of Reading – Carbon Management Plan
LEAF – Lab Efficiency Assessment Framework
Unwrapping Plastics - Understanding disposables in hospitality
Plastic Pollution Guide
Reduce the Juice - How to Run a Waste Sprint
Among the various sustainability goals of higher education institutions (HEIs), reducing energy use and carbon emissions are particularly important. However, not much is known...
Building Pathways to Zero Carbon in Higher Education