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 that manage staff, student, visitor and supplier waste, institutions must contend with a host of operational matters. Common concerns today include the increasing costs of disposal charges and landfill taxes, and the potential to adhere to Scope 3 guidelines on carbon emissions relating to estates.
To connect with like-minded sector experts on the topic of waste, join the EAUC's Waste Community of Practice. This group is for EAUC members only.
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.
A list of sustainability and community engagement funding sources available in Scotland to colleges, universities and students' unions/associations.
SDG Accord Report 2023 - Case Studies
Waste pilot scheme at University of Southampton to reduce urban plastic pollution
Wrap: Increasing citizen participation in reuse and refill systems
SDG Accord Report 2022 - Case Studies
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Learn about the journey of plastics
Learn about the journey of plastics
University of Oxford new ways of working
Returnable and reusable container system for food takeaway in Cambridge
Community Solutions Programme
Down to zero: Cynon Taff Community Housing Decarbonisation Project
Tending the conditions for climate action to flourish
Environment and Climate Emergency Roadmap to net zero and beyond
Following the science to go beyond net zero
Launch of the second annual SDG report; ‘Progress towards the Global Goals in the University and College sector'.
The University of Edinburgh - Positive Futures: Addressing the climate crisis through a whole institution approach
Climate Action at Newcastle University: Our roadmap to change
Bridgend College - The ‘spider’s web’ - an extraordinary vision for zero emissions
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Net Zero Public Sector Buildings Standard
Resource Efficiency and Waste
The case for clean air zones
Love Food Hate Waste - brought to you by WRAP
University of Cambridge's 2019–20 Environmental Sustainability Report
Climate & Ecological Crisis Action Plan (CECAP) - Bournemouth University
Beyond business as usual: Higher education in the era of climate change
A new hands-on environmental STEM enrichment curriculum using the documentary Point of No Return – the gripping story of the first solar powered flight around the world – as a...
City, University of London - UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development Report 2020
Sustainability Leadership Scorecard (SLS) Annual Report 2020
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How to make a cup of (sustainabili) tea!
Catering for Life
Changing for good
Small changes for significant impact on sustainability
Drastic and fantastic plastic reduction
Nudge LSE to plant-based options
City grows green
Cup, cup “n” away!
Collaborating on a Net Zero pathway
Change Possible: Action for a zero carbon UCL by 2030
A whole university approach to carbon reduction
Road to Zero at Aston University
Lifting the lid higher - Changing student attitudes and behaviours towards recycling and waste
World Environment Day 2020
For this session we heard from Anya Doherty at Foodsteps about calculating carbon foot prints for food and catering outlets and Bekki Laycock on community gardens and NUS...
Addressing Marine Plastics - A systemic Approach – Recommendations for Actions
Policy Lab was created to help bridge the gap between patients and drugs aimed at curing diseases.
Aston University - Ethical Investment Policy
Carbon Offset Strategy - University of Tasmania