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Police & parking services waste audit

TitlePolice & parking services waste audit
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsGrabb, J., and J. Saunders
Keywordswaste, waste audit, waste management
Abstract

Producing waste is something that happens on a regular basis, there is no exception to the rule. Simply existing, especially when the existing involves working or producing something, generating some waste is usually’ inevitable. Ideally zero waste would be ideal; however, realistically a reduction or minimizing ones waste discharge is sought after. Any establishment, particularly an office that performs administrative functions, will produce waste, which is common to the type of work being done there. Take for example the offices of the University of Waterloo Campus Police and Parking Enforcement offices, two separate offices in one complex. The two offices have similar yet different functions, but both in through the course of the working day produce varying kinds and amounts of waste. The purpose of this waste audit is to ensure that the Parking and Police Services are working in an environmentally friendly matter. It is important to make sure that materials, which might be recycled, reused, or composted, are not being thrown out. Excess waste can increase costs, and increasing recycling of certain products may even generate revenue for the university. It is also important to note that no blame is to be bestowed on any one; all that is being gathered is information. With information, possible recommendations can be made to the staff/management of the complex, if necessary. The staff/management of the complex or the waste management office of the University may act on the recommendations, if they wish… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca