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.
Year on year DEFRA carbon conversion factors
The 2014 Green Gown Awards Winners’ Brochure which explores the journeys all these institutions have taken.
Our DIY food waste audit provides a simple step-by-step guide to measuring your food waste streams, so you can find out where food waste is coming from and put actions in place...
The qualification criteria and requirements of ESOS are not entirely straightforward and many organisations will need to take substantive steps in order to comply.
WRAP has developed a number of case studies showing how FM clients and service providers are taking action to improve their resource efficiency
MAMP investigates the opportunities to improve ‘resource efficiency’ from a range of angles such as cost, waste and carbon and how FM service providers can benefit...
This toolkit provides information, guidance and templates to assist you with realising cost and material savings by improving the resource efficiency of your FM services
Over December 2014 the EAUC created a series of resources to inspire and keep sustainability at the forefront of everyone’s minds during the festive season.
Interface are always looking towards the future and lead by example in design, innovation and sustainability. We can help you design great spaces with sustainability built-in....
Thinking about your suppliers and what you're purchasing at Christmas is one of the most significant ways to stay sustainable as it's weaved into everything during the...
Like staff engagement, there are some key ways to engage with students at Christmas to achieve many of your sustainability objectives.
UWS community gardens reduce carbon through food growing; provide a living laboratory for students; and a social space for UWS staff, students and surrounding communities
The University of Strathclyde Material Resource Strategy achieves 100% diversion from landfill and a 90% recycling rate
Legal update for EAUC Members (Dec 2014) which includes EU cuts emissions, Single Use Carrier Bags Charge in Scotland, Defra consultation and much more.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Royal Conservatoire of Scotland manage their waste and energy to ensure their facilities are excellent for staff and students.
By Reducing, Re-using, Recycling and Rewarding, the University of Dundee has reduced litter, increased furniture and stationery reuse and increased recycling through rewarding
South West Energy Centre is a unique multi award winning facility providing advice, guidance and training to industry and consumers in all matters relating to the Low Carbon Sector
The Local Wisdom project explores the rewarding and resourceful practices associated with using clothes, called, the ‘craft of use’.
Accommodation and Hospitality Services within Newcastle University have developed links with charities within the local community resulting in our campaign THE BIG CLEAR OUT!
The University of Salford has a challenging carbon target of an absolute reduction of 43% by Sept 2020 from 2005/6 baseline.
The ‘Octave’ is the University of Salford’s state of the art virtual reality suite. At its most extensive, it can present an eight-sided projected environment...
SmartSpaces is a unique approach to displaying complex utility consumption data in a way which is fun, engaging and simple to understand.
Upgrading ventilation and controls systems for the University of Reading’s chemistry teaching lab fume cupboards has returned major energy savings
Outstanding progress in reducing staff single person car commuter journeys from 40% to 16.5% has been achieved at Newcastle through consistent university wide effort over a decade
The aim of the project was simply to produce less waste and use less energy in order to improve the ecological footprint of the College.
The purchase of a real-time energy management system called Eniscope in August 2013 enabled Dundee and Angus College to identify any hidden energy leaks
Ian is an inspirational and tenacious individual who has produced a step change in sustainability for Hull College. It seems there has been no stone left unturned in the quest...
Over the last six years, Keith Holmes has been Environmental Champion within Coventry University’s School of Art and Design.
Emily has been a pioneer for the University, carving a place for sustainability initiatives, generating University-wide interest & determinedly driving sustainability up the...
From saving electricity to increasing biodiversity and pioneering the use of organic calico, Rachel engages community members, students and staff from diverse disciplines
Industrial irons are frequently used by students for garment-making. They take around 15 minutes to reach useable heat and steam pressure so there is a temptation to leave them on
Unsustainable pressure on static infrastructure budgets from increasing energy costs threatened the direct science budget at the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre
The University of Strathclyde is committed to ensuring its students make a useful and positive contribution to social and environmental challenges, locally and globally
The snappily named ‘SCAG’ consortium is an innovative shared services project delivering significant environmental benefits through sustainable waste management.
By following the below link, you will be able to find out information about ReEntry, the service delivered by Interface to ensure their products have another life beyond their use.
Mission Zero is Interface's aim to be fully sustainable by 2020. This resource gives you access to the infographic, the "What If" report and the video "There...
Keele’s growth in sustainability activity has been astronomical, fuelled by dedicated high-level support, incredible local-level passion and engagement, and collegial...
Using HEFCE Revolving Green Funding, the University set out to show that there is life in 1960s building stock, of which there is much in the HE sector.
The aim of the Bodleian Libraries energy project was to reduce annual costs by at least £100,000 so they could continue to offer world class services to students and researchers
Bournemouth University’s Carbon Management Plan is a comprehensive programme of works aiming to meet the challenging 2015/16 target of a 30% reduction in absolute...
Net-Works enables local residents to collect discarded nets, which wreak havoc with the marine ecosystem, and sell them back into a global supply chain
Interface's CO2 carpet calculator
The implementation of the Lancaster University wind turbine project was difficult and controversial, but successfully completed in 2012.
We have a problem with Stuff. We use too much, too much of it is toxic and we don’t share it very well. But that’s not the way things have to be.
“Catching the Carbon Culprits” is a holistic approach to preventing energy wastage. Heat was escaping through poor insulation and lights were being left on...
Glasgow Caledonian University has set the wheels in motion for a project where bikes are transforming lives. reCYCLE has been recognised as contributing to a 2014 Games Legacy...
E-Collegey was launched at Uxbridge College in 2012 to boost participation in green activities and encourage awareness of sustainability issues.
In this issue, we address the current sector hot topic - waste and the effect this topic has throughout your institution.
The Winners' Brochure for the International Green Gown Awards 2014 which brings together the finalists and winners of these Awards which are growing globally.
University of Glasgow have been using WARPit to reuse and recycle items in their institute. Here are a couple of examples of the pictures used to engage with students and staff.
UCU fact file: the reasons for eliminating bottled water from the university, written by Richard Payne (UCU Environment Officer)
Meeting the Low Carbon Skills Challenge - a response from the UCU
A selection of guidance documents from the UCU on ESD and energy management
A presentation by David Beards from the 13th Annual EAUC Conference 2009.
EAUC's Annual Report and summary from 2012 showing a year of work and achievement.
Legal update for EAUC Members (September 2014) which includes batteries directive, SWMP in wales, ISO 140001, plastic bag charges.
Legal update for EAUC Members (March 2014) which includes waste regulations in Scotland, waste carrier registrations, phase 2 of the CRC, EDOC, COMAH and animal by-product...
Legal update for EAUC Members (June 2014) which includes carrier bag charges in Scotland, waste transfer notes, REACH, landfill taxes, CRC reporting window and more.
Legal update for EAUC Members (August 2014) which shines a much needed light on the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
Legal update for EAUC Members (May 2011) about the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme
Legal update for EAUC Members (July 2012) which outlines the Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012
Legal update for EAUC Members (September 2012) about the replacement of Business Link and Direct.gov
Discover construction products and materials containing recycled content. Specifying products with higher recycled content is a simple and cost-effective way to meet your...
A link to WRAP's dedicated construction webpages which contain lots of information to help you with key areas including resource efficiency.
Association of University Directors of Estate's (AUDE) comprehensive annual report which details the impact of University estates and facilities across the UK (2014).
The Ur[Bin] Issue presents the results of a public inquiry, conducted by Keep Britain Tidy, which sought to find new ways to improve recycling rates in urban environments.
For over 40 years the University of East Anglia (UEA) has been at the forefront of climate change research. As might be expected from a university with a top-rated School of...
The University of Manchester used £2.2m funding from the HEFCE/Salix Revolving Green Fund (RGF) to implement energy efficient technologies. This is how they made improvements to...
A quarterly briefing paper which is submitted to AUDE members which ensures the voice of the EAUC and its Members are heard at this strategic level. September 2014 issue.
A quarterly briefing paper which is submitted to AUDE members which ensures the voice of the EAUC and its Members are heard at this strategic level. May 2014 issue.
St Andrews have created Little Green Guides, all printed on recycled paper (naturally), updated for 2014, and ready for distribution over Freshers’ Week!
Filter Trial Results improve air quality, reduce waste, energy consumption and CO2 emissions for Imperial College London – Delivering savings of over £50,000.
Muirhead Tower is a 16-storey building consisting of two tower blocks and a podium base. Completed in 1971, it houses the University of Birmingham College of Social Sciences,...
Andrews Water Heaters, part of Baxi Commercial Division, has supplied two Queen’s Award winning MAXXo direct red storage water heaters, together with a SOLARo pre-heat...
Since its launch in 2014 the Working on Waste campaign has engaged with nearly 2 million people nationwide, raising employee awareness of household food waste and sharing tips...
EAUC Member responses about ESOS and whether Universities or Colleges are exempt from the scheme.
The results of a survey about recycling activity that could help universities plan their engagement for Freshers’ Week
The University of Manchester catering service strives to offer healthy, sustainable catering that is produced, processed and traded in ways that; contribute to the local...
Like many higher education institutions Keele University has a well defined Renewable/Sustainable Energy Strategy.
HEFCE and Salix formed a partnership in 2008 and established a 50:50 investment of £20m. Today, there is approximately a client base of 55 clients
The Project Knowledge Slide area is home to a collection of more than 200 Project Knowledge Slides (PKS) from Recycling Fund and SEELS clients.
In total, Salix supports over 120 technologies work types. A full list of these can be found by clicking on the link below.
Carbon Credentials' experience of the EAUC Conference 2014 and their observations on energy strategies and carbon management plans for HE institutions across the UK.
Learn more about Carbon Credentials' workshop entitled 'Optimised Carbon Management'.
This thorough guide has been compiled to provide CRC participants with a detailed summary of the key information they need to comply with the current provisions of the CRC order.
An overview of what was presented at Carbon Credentials' Big Data and Sustainability workshop.
Liz Cooper, Research and Policy Manager, University of Edinburgh and EAUC Fair Trade Community of Practice Convenor, reflects upon recent research on fair trade. Link to her...
Global carpet tile manufacturer, Interface, worked with Middlesex University on the refurbishment of Fenella House, Hendon Campus, to provide sustainable and innovative flooring...
World's largest carpet tile manufacturer achieves 100% renewable energy, virtually zero water in manufacturing and zero waste to landfill at its European manufacturing...
The University of Strathclyde have developed a highly segregated system for collecting food waste, paper, plastic packaging, metals and foils, and glass
A presentation from the 2014 Conference where the University of Cambridge is used a case study to provide guidance and best practice on how to set up and implement a Living Lab.
From the EAUC Annual Conference 2014 at Nottingham Trent University - an interactive speciality workshop looking at displaying your sustainability data quickly and clearly by...
This session uses a case study in Worcester where a partnership approach is finding solutions to promote behaviour change as a core tactic to impact on energy consumption
A presentation from the 2014 EAUC Conference about implementing a socially responsible side to your procurement policy.
Daniel O'Connor discusses a study into waste practices and costs across tertiary education sector and highlights areas which will help you improve recycling and reduce costs.
A presentation from the EAUC annual conference 2014 from SITA UK, with guidance on planning your organisation's journey to a circular economy with regards to waste.
Video interviews from 3rd Annual Efficiency in HE conference 27 March
A video from Lucideon on 'the benefits of carbon reporting and independent verification'
A summary document from AUDE about the Shaping Agendas report, plus the report itself, which provides further information on the relevant issues to higher education estates.
Open to staff, students or external individuals, the EAUC Scotland Team proudly presented the second EAUC Scotland Conference in Glasgow on 20 February 2014.