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.
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Looking to engage with your Information Technology Department on sustainability? Find more information through the Sustainability Engagement Guide
Looking to engage with your Catering Department on sustainability? Find more information through the Sustainability Engagement Guide
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'
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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.
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