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A comparative analysis of the efficiency of residence recycling programs at the University of Waterloo

TitleA comparative analysis of the efficiency of residence recycling programs at the University of Waterloo
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsNotaro, K., and C. Smith
Keywordsfood waste, recycling, residences, waste
Abstract

In order to address the growing problem of limited landfill space, municipalities have incorporated more environmentally acceptable waste management practices. Rather than focusing on waste in terms of disposal, as in the past, the new approach to dealing with waste is to improve the management system. Recycling is a preferred approach to improve waste management practices and is being used more frequently in the designing of waste management strategies and programs in Ontario. The overall purpose of this ERS 490’s Research Project is to determine the efficiency of recycling in the University residences. The Village One residence Complex and The Church Colleges will be the central focus of this report. The findings determined through the monitoring process along with the discarded waste sample and its per capita applications were used in conducting an analysis of the efficiency of the recycling programs in both The Church Colleges and The Village One Residence Complex. Conclusions were drawn on the bases of these comparative analyses and recommendations were made… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca