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Waste management at newcastle university

  1. 1. Waste Management at Newcastle University Hannah Munro Sustainability Officer Sustainability Team, Newcastle University www.ncl.ac.uk/sustainable-campus/wastencl.ac.uk/sustainable-campus/waste
  2. 2. Discussion Points • What types of waste does the University produce? • How is the University performing in waste management? • How are staff and students engaged with waste and recycling on campus? ncl.ac.uk/sustainable-campus/waste
  3. 3. Newcastle University Profile • Civic University with a global reputation for academic excellence. • Russell Group University • Ranked 18th out of 121 in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014. • Newcastle City Centre Campus • Campus for Ageing and Vitality • International Centre for Life • NUMed Malaysia Campus • Newcastle University International Singapore • Approx. 23,000 students (17,000 UG/6,000 PG) • Approx. 5,500 members of staff ncl.ac.uk/sustainable-campus/waste
  4. 4. Sustainable Campus • Environmental Sustainability 1 of 5 strategic objectives, 1 of 3 societal challenge themes. • Dedicated Sustainability Team within Estate Support Service. • Environmental Management System (EMS) certified with ISO14001 and EcoCampus Platinum since 2012. • 15th of 143 and ‘First Class’ in People and Planet Green League of Universities. • http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sustainable-campus ncl.ac.uk/sustainable-campus/waste
  5. 5. Waste Composition • Approx. 1750 tonnes p.a. (Res + Non Res) • Approx. 2600 tonnes p.a. (Inc. C & R) • Total Waste Mass per Staff & Student FTE: 77kg • Target: 60kg/FTE by Jul 2015 General Waste & Recycling Other Streams Clinical Waste ncl.ac.uk/sustainable-campus/waste
  6. 6. Waste Performance 86% 12% 2% Recycling Energy Recovery Disposal Waste treatment 2012/13 (Inc. C & R)Waste Hierarchy - Challenge: Reuse/minimisation/prevention - Measurement - Engagement ncl.ac.uk/sustainable-campus/waste
  7. 7. General Waste and Recycling • Target- Maintain < 90% Recycling Rate • Total 93% Recycling • Zero General Waste to Landfill • Challenge- Increasing source separated recycling ncl.ac.uk/sustainable-campus/waste
  8. 8. Increasing Recycling: Food Waste Tweet @ColinComposter ncl.ac.uk/sustainable-campus/waste
  9. 9. ncl.ac.uk/sustainable-campus/wastencl.ac.uk/sustainable-campus/waste Increase Recycling: Lecture Theatre Banners
  10. 10. Increasing Source Separation: Bin Amnesty/Recycling League Table Recycling League Table • Visual display of recycling rate per building • Competition • Rewards for cleaning staff Bin Amnesty • ‘Give up Your Bin and Win’. • Positive message to encourage positive behaviours. • Promotion of recycling facilities as well as increasing efficiency of cleaning staff. • Incentives: Free Chocolate! ncl.ac.uk/sustainable-campus/waste
  11. 11. Waste Minimisation: Lug A Mug Campaign Student Waste Audit Analysis of results identifies high % coffee cups in GW ncl.ac.uk/sustainable-campus/waste
  12. 12. Waste Prevention/Re-use: WARPit • Online portal for exchanging resources. • Introduced at Newcastle University July 2013. • Allows resourced to be traded internally and externally. • Link into procurement process required. • Loan feature- Lab Equipment ncl.ac.uk/sustainable-campus/waste
  13. 13. Thanks for listening. Any Questions? ncl.ac.uk/sustainable-campus/waste @HannahSusTeam @NUSusTeam

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