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A critical evaluation of the Region of Waterloo's clean air plan

TitleA critical evaluation of the Region of Waterloo's clean air plan
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsGordon, R., B. Allen, E. Stinson, A. Newell, A. Geddes, and K. Beehler
Keywordsfood waste, soil sampling, sustainable campus, University of Waterloo, vermicomposter, waste, waste audit
Abstract

The University of Waterloo’s Greening the Campus initiatives have for several years promoted the development of a more sustainable campus. With these initiatives in mind, our group’s fundamental research objective was to analyze the waste produced in the Environmental Studies Shop (ESCS) and improve facilities to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to the landfill. To collect the necessary information to meet our objectives, we used several research techniques. These included surveys, interviews, waste audits, soil sampling and background research. To analyze our data, we used descriptive statistical techniques. Our results indicated that the implementation of the vermicomposter in the ESCS decreased the total waste going to the landfill by fifty percent… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca