Student's Recycling e-waste Service

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  • Student's Recycling e-waste Service

    1. 1. Student’s Recycling e-waste Service By Un-e-waste Team (Team 1): Hua Tu, Madoka Hattori, Alex Xu, George Papakonstantopoulos 9 August 2013
    2. 2. The Issue That’s what students think about recycling in UNSW:
    3. 3. The Issue  Recycling students’ technically obsolete and non-functional IT equipment  70% of the toxic chemicals found in landfills come from e-waste. (Source: The University of Queensland)  UNSW provides e-waste recycling service only for university’s equipment.  68% Students currently recycle paper & bottles in UNSW.  79% would be interested for a recycling e-waste service in UNSW.  UNSW IT’s responsibility and role to support a sustainable future.
    4. 4. Target Group’s Size  Target group 45000 students + staff 45000 x 51% = 23000 students 23085 x 1 item ≈ 23000 items/year 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Throw it in the trash Return it to the store or manufacturer Donate it Give to familiar person Resell it Recycle it in a collection point Wait for a recycling collection event Other 22% 5% 20% 44% 17% 16% 13% 10%
    5. 5. What The Others Do  Australian National University  e-waste boxes (max e-waste volume: size of a laptop)  University of Technology Sydney  2 days e-waste event  Macquarie University  e-waste event (collected 1.6 tonnes at 2013)  Curtin University  e-waste event  University of Newcastle  e-waste event  University of Wollongong  e-waste event (items offered free to students and stuff)
    6. 6. IT Service Desk Store is full IT Service Desk Proposed Process for Recycle Incentive  Proposed process is based on existing UNSW’s recycling process.  Limit the operational cost of the project. Student IT Service Desk 1st Monday & Tuesday of every month Collection Point A: IT’s current storehouse Collection Point B: Randwick council warehouse Collections Contact recycler Blue Bins IT Service Desk Reusable
    7. 7. Incentives 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% Discount on buying new IT equipment. Discount voucher for the Bookshop Other 36% 44% 14% 6%
    8. 8. Effects of the Project  UNSW is a signatory of international declarations relating to sustainability, including Talloires Declaration & Universitas 21. Specifically affected sustainability criteria:  Developing effective waste management and recycling procedures & practices.  Increase awareness of environmental responsibility among staff, students and visitors.  Emphasize engagement.  Leading by Experience.  Striving to continually improve the University’s environmental performance.  Increase UNSW’s sustainability ranking
    9. 9. The Benefits for IT Department  Increased IT’s customer based profile.  Increased environmental awareness profile.  Reinforce UNSW IT’s branding, as a sustainable unit.  Increase IT’s reputation internally.
    10. 10. The Benefits for UNSW  UNSW will be the first Australian University that offers a complete e-waste service to students.  The project will be published (e.g. by Universitas 21).  Increased UNSW’s reputation.  Increased sustainability ranking.
    11. 11. Conclusion Be innovative | Be Sustainable | Be the 1st
    12. 12. Q u e s t i o n s ? T H A N K Y O U F O R Y O U R I N T E R E S T

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