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Waste Audit: Large classrooms

TitleWaste Audit: Large classrooms
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsZimmer, M., C. Saker, B. Sistili, S. Kavanaugh, L. Limarzi, and R. Temmer
Keywordsgarbage disposal, University of Waterloo, waste, waste audit, waste management
Abstract

The study conducted and presented in this paper considers the impacts of student garbage disposal choices on the overall waste disposal system at the University of Waterloo. As a reference point, four large classrooms in two separate buildings were examined. This was taken on in conjunction with a class in waste management and was mirrored by many different groups that took part in the class and monitored different waste streams and locations throughout the campus. Auditing waste is useful because it helps to give the university’s waste management team an approximate idea of the state of waste reduction facilities and techniques being employed at the present time. It also provides data on the efficiencies of the programs and where improvements are needed to increase the overall sustainability of the University. A waste audit of large classrooms has never been conducted at the University of Waterloo before, therefore there is no basis for comparison for this audit… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca