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Recycling education at the University of Waterloo

TitleRecycling education at the University of Waterloo
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsBevan, M., S. Goom, P. Miles, and M. Wheeler
Keywordsrecycling, recycling education, University of Waterloo, waste, waste audit
Abstract

…Universities generate a great deal of waste within a municipality because they have residences, food services, a large number of offices, and a concentration of people. They are also a challenging place to conduct recycling campaigns because of the diversity of people (students, staff, and faculty), the high turnover of students, and their tight financial constraints… This project will focus on current recycling education at UW, what challenges exist with regards to recycling, and how to address these challenges. A literature review will be carried out, a number of interviews will be conducted with staff from UW, research on results of past waste audits and surveys will be analyzed, and various recycling education programs will be analyzed from other municipalities and Universities across Canada. Examining past recycling education projects undertaken at the University and looking to other institutions for innovative ideas will help UW continue to improve recycling education in order to divert waste to the landfill… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca