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.
Many institutions struggle to implement an institution-wide programme for recycling and reusing their electronic waste. University of the Highlands and Islands’ Perth...
The University of Westminster is take a different approach to communicating the benefits of going vegetarian by using the 'Part-time Carnivore Loyalty Card'
The benefits of introducing a joint role between the Catering Department and Sustainability Team.
Reusable Cups in Universities September 2018
Turning Student Waste into Treasure
Ahead of the Scottish Government Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) consultation closing, Stuart Murray from Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) came to the EAUC-Scotland Forum on 12th...
SEPA has published new guidance on Reuse Activities and Waste Regulation which aims to support the growth of reuse activities in Scotland, in line with the Scottish Government...
NUS covered the story of Trinity Saint David's Students' Union (TSDSU) quest for a plastic free venue. Read more here.
NUS launched #TheLastStraw – a campaign to stop the use of single-use plastic straws in students’ unions and beyond. Read more here.
Sheffield Students' Union is opening a whole shop dedicated to environmentally friendly household goods and wholefoods without the packaging. Read the full article here.
What is Waste Hierarchy?
What is Climate Change?
The Courtaud Commitment
Keele’s 600+ acre campus with its own energy infrastructure, is a unique and genuine living laboratory for smart, clean energy research and development.
Making the case for investment in sustainable buildings presents a significant challenge in the face of budgetary and teaching pressures.
The session will explain how UCL have implemented rigorous governance and effective relationship building to shift attitudes across the institution, with engineers, maintenance...
The session will explain how the initiative was implemented and explore the dramatic change in consumer behaviour, which has seen reusable cup use increase more than tenfold and...
Behaviour change interventions for reduced energy use
Creative Carbon Scotland published an informative article on the alternative to single-use cups. The article lays out the problem, the common challenges, the opportunities and...