In various university buildings waste is separated in waste separation systems. The university wants to increase this number in the next years. The better we separate our waste, the more we can reuse and recycle and the less general waste has to be burnt. Better separation leads to less CO2 emission. This fits the university's sustainability ambitions. In 2017, the university recycled over 53% of all the collected waste. In 2017, general waste made up 62.2 percent of the total volume of waste. In 2016 this was 64.8 percent. By 2020 this should be 30 percent.
Different waste bin flows
The university separates the following waste flows in the waste separation systems: clean and dry paper, empty cups, organic waste, plastics and general waste. The combination of waste flows depends on the location of the bins. In buildings where waste is separated the separate waste bins are placed on strategic locations in the hallways in the buildings. There will no longer be waste bins in offices and lecture rooms.
Advice about contributing to 60% recycling
An infographic tells you more about waste within the university. How much waste do we throw away? Which waste should go into which bin? What can you personally contribute to more reuse and recycling? The majority of our waste is of value. So, turn your trash into treasure.