Solid waste indicators at the University of Waterloo

TitleSolid waste indicators at the University of Waterloo
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsPaleshi, A., and C. Yeung
Keywordssustainability indicators, University of Waterloo campus

The objective of this paper is to contribute to a campus-wide sustainability indicators project adapted for the University of Waterloo by Crystal legacy. Solid Waste issued and progress were studied at both a macro (national) and a micro (university) level to give a complete understanding of these issues and their impact. The four indicators for waste management were calculated to measure the university’s waste reduction rate and diversion efforts. Also, an assessment of the availability of current information was made and recommendations concerning the feasibility of the indicators and data collections are provided as reference for improvement plans. Examples of good practices in waste reduction from other universities were also presented to serve as references for what we can do in the university to achieve sustainability… For full text, please e-mail