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THE ZERO WASTE CAMPUS Brigitte Morin Waste Diversion Coordinator uOttawa Sustainable Development www.sustainable.uOttawa.ca
CAMPUS GROWTH in 1974 there were 17,244 students on campus in 1974 the campus was 210,000 m2 in 2010 there are almost 40,000students on campus in 2010 the campus has grown to 550,000 m2 in 1993 there were 25,106 students on campus • in 1993 the campus was 360,000 m2
1990-1991 campus population: 24,317 introduction of desk side recycling
1994-1995 vermi-composting pilot spread of recycling on campus
1995-1996 e-waste Recycling started centralized pick-up of recycling bins
1999-2000 skids scrap metals
2004-2005 campus population: 31,439 large-scale recycling in residences
2006-2007 campus population: 34,381 SFUO goes green environmental clubs and campaigns
2007-2008 first waste diversion and recycling coordinator dump and run free store
2008-2009 recycling reform 50% waste diversion composting in residences recycle mania 100 + new recycling counters
2009-2010 campus population: 37,992 electric composter furniture recycling program $ 420,000 in offset costs
2010-2011 zero waste by 2020 (strategic goal) eliminate public waste bins small desk-side waste bin initiative campus community projects (class, CWY and Katimavik)
Today Yesterday Tomorrow
COMMON RECYCLABLES GOING INTO WASTE STREAM paper cardboard metal/plastic/glass organics & brown paper towels
UNCOMMON RECYCLABLES GOING INTO WASTE STREAM hazardous wastes skids scrap metals HAZARDOUS WASTES (1%) furniture C & D
MOVE OUT AND OFFICE SUPPLIES Dump and Run area to drop stuff start an exchange centre for ‘stuff’ student union service with the Food Bank
C & D WASTE follow-up on waste diversion rates for all projects require that they divert 60% C & D recycling site on campus
FOOD RELATED(SOURCES ON CAMPUS) packaging (take-out foods) coffee cups cutlery packaging (receiving)
FOOD RELATED(SOURCED OFF CAMPUS) AND OTHER PLASTICS take-out food packaging and cutlery candy wrappers disposable coffee cups other plastic types (#3,4,6) furniture pieces gum NON-RECYCLABLE PLASTICS (7%)
COMMUNICATIONS getting to that Ø waste university community help (internal/external) people have great ideas creating more Eco Champions and Green Reps
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