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Waste audit of small classrooms at the University of Waterloo

TitleWaste audit of small classrooms at the University of Waterloo
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsMcCauley-Brown, M., G. Graham, J. Harti, R. Diongzon, C. Bullock, T. Basso, and E. Lee
KeywordsUniversity of Waterloo, waste, waste audit, waste management, waste strategy
Abstract

Waste management is not just garbage and recycling; it is energy, water, food, air, transportation, landscaping, time and money. All these activities, including recycling, cost money. Although it may cost less to recycle than to get rid of garbage because revenue can be generated, costs still exist  in the form of service fees and in the baling of the materials for marketing or processing. The first step towards a waste reduction strategy is to determine what is in the garbage. Waste audits helps us determine what is in the garbage, in what quantities, and therefore where the focus of attention for alternate disposal programs should be… Our assignment will audit small classrooms at the University of Waterloo (UW). Small classrooms are only one aspect of UW, therefore this project is only a part of a larger assessment of waste management practices at UW… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca