In 2008/09 the University generated nearly 3000 tonnes of waste, the equivalent of 666 African Elephants! Only around 25% of this waste was recycled, meaning that most of it ended up in landfill – see what we found being sent to landfill in our building waste audits!
The University’s Environmental Sustainability Policy commits us to make efficient use of resources to reduce waste and increase reuse and recycling. The Waste Management Strategy and Policy is currently being updated and targets to reduce waste sent to landfill and increase recycling are being developed.
The University has Duty of Care to dispose of waste responsibly and there are legal requirements which must be met for disposal of general waste and recycling and disposal of hazardous waste.