|Submission Date||Feb. 27, 2017|
Universidad de Monterrey
OP-23: Waste Diversion
|0.21 / 3.00||
Center for Sustainability
Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate, including efforts made during the previous three years:
The UDEM’s solid waste is classified in:
2.PET bottles and aluminum cans (yellow)
3.“Other stuff” (grey).
This classification is derived from a study made by the UDEM Center for Sustainability in April 2011 and previous university experiences. The key for the functionality of this classification is that it takes in considerations scientific, operative and socio-cultural aspects.
The “other stuff” containers may contain recyclable and non-recyclable materials. For the recovery of the recyclable material, the cleaning staff carries out a second separation. This second separation makes possible the recovery of glass, polypropylene and other materials presented in smaller quantity than PET, aluminum and paper.
A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:
A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
Does the institution include the following materials in its waste diversion efforts?:
|Yes or No|
|Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers||Yes|
|Food for animals||---|
|Plant materials composting||---|
|Animal bedding composting||---|
|White goods (i.e. appliances)||---|
|Residence hall move-in/move-out waste||---|
Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:
Materials that are removed from remodeling are use in other areas of campus and sometimes sent to our highschools.