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Recycling and Beyond: Towards a Zero Waste Campus. 2:00 PM Introduction and welcome: Rob Gogan 2:02 PMWebinar details: Larry Kaufman 2:05 PMPete Pasterz, Cabarrus County, NC 2:20 PMLaurie Cousart, University of Pennsylvania 2:45 PMRob Gogan, Harvard University

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Recycling and beyond towards a zero waste campus

Recycling and Beyond: Towards a Zero Waste Campus

2:00 PM Introduction and welcome: Rob Gogan

2:02 PMWebinar details: Larry Kaufman

2:05 PMPete Pasterz, Cabarrus County, NC

2:20 PMLaurie Cousart, University of Pennsylvania

2:45 PMRob Gogan, Harvard University

3:00 PMJack Debell, University of Colorado at Boulder

3:15 PMQuestions and Adjournment

http://www.curc3r.org/


Measuring progress towards zero waste

Measuring Progress Towards Zero Waste

College & University Recycling Coalition

Webinar Series

2 September 2010

Rob Gogan

Recycling and Waste Services

Harvard Facilities Maintenance Operations

175 North Harvard Street

Allston, MA 02134

[email protected]

http://www.uos.harvard.edu/fmo/recycling/


What gets measured gets managed choosing measures

“What gets measured, gets managed:” choosing measures

  • Recycling rates

  • Pounds trash per capita

  • Progress towards zero waste goal

  • Annual pounds of single-use commodities procured

  • Capture rates

  • Benefits of recycling: WARM, resources saved


Wasting is not sustainable

Wasting is not sustainable…

‘THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG:” One day’s trash from Harvard Yard… and that’s only 1% of the total generated on our behalf. Visible waste…

…is examined by Resource Efficiency Program undergrads.


Results of 10th annual waste audit

Results of 10th annual Waste Audit

By weight:

21% paper that could have been recycled

12% containers + 12% beverage residue that could have been recycled

Compostables: yard waste, paper towels, coffee grounds, food

41% organics that could have been composted

Residues (items without current recycling options)

10% residues for which sustainable substitutes are needed


Recycling and beyond towards a zero waste campus

President Drew Faust stands with Eco-REPs at Move-in


Recycling and beyond towards a zero waste campus

  • 2010 Gorilla Prize

  • (Pounds recycled)

  • Rutgers University 2,541,093

  • Harvard University 996,760

  • Stanford University 888,884

  • University of NC, CH 729,940

  • U Michigan-Ann Arbor 721,510

  • Boston College 716,153

  • U MN– Twin Cities 680,280

  • Emory University 646,273

  • U Cal– San Diego 643,185

  • U Florida 641,296

  • 15 Yale University 588,774

EPA “WasteWise”-sponsored 10-week contest with 608 campuses participating in 2010. See<www.recyclemaniacs.org>


Zero waste events

Zero Waste Events

Few tons diverted, but high-visibility and fun to see how close to zero you can get. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Annual Picnic, 2010. Total waste landfilled: 36 gloves, bundle of sandwich wrap, 6 carried in foam cups & one diaper.


Recycling and beyond towards a zero waste campus

With good planning, infrastructure and peer marketing…


An old man can learn to measure his progress towards zero waste

…an old man can learn to measure his progress towards Zero Waste.


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