|Submission Date||May 12, 2021|
Universite du Quebec a Montreal
OP-18: Waste Minimization and Diversion
|2.97 / 8.00||
Service du développement organisationnel
Figures needed to determine total waste generated (and diverted):
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Materials recycled||40.49 Tonnes||19.35 Tonnes|
|Materials composted||18.50 Tonnes||0 Tonnes|
|Materials donated or re-sold||0.45 Tonnes||0 Tonnes|
|Materials disposed through post-recycling residual conversion||0 Tonnes||0 Tonnes|
|Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator||323.60 Tonnes||403.99 Tonnes|
|Total waste generated||383.04 Tonnes||423.34 Tonnes|
A brief description of the residual conversion facility:
All of the buildings making up the UQAM campuses include multi-material recovery stations that allow 3-way collection of materials (way 1: plastic, glass, metal, way 2: paper and cardboard and way 3: ultimate waste). The collection of putrescible materials is only in the kitchen section food courts.
Every year since 2017, there has been a sale of UQAM user computers offered to students (https://www.actualites.uqam.ca/2019/vente-ordinateurs-usages-15-000-sont-recoltes-pour-creer-des-bourses).
Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
|Start Date||End Date|
|Performance Period||Jan. 1, 2018||Dec. 31, 2018|
|Baseline Period||Feb. 1, 2015||Dec. 31, 2015|
A brief description of when and why the waste generation baseline was adopted:
Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users”:
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Number of students resident on-site||927||927|
|Number of employees resident on-site||0||0|
|Number of other individuals resident on-site||0||0|
|Total full-time equivalent student enrollment||23,773||29,079|
|Full-time equivalent of employees||3,065||2,632|
|Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education||0||0|
|Weighted campus users||20,360.25||24,015|
Total waste generated per weighted campus user:
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Total waste generated per weighted campus user||383.04 Tonnes||423.34 Tonnes|
Percentage reduction in total waste generated per weighted campus user from baseline:
Percentage of materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator by recycling, composting, donating or re-selling, performance year:
Percentage of materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator (including up to 10 percent attributable to post-recycling residual conversion):
In the waste figures reported above, has the institution recycled, composted, donated and/or re-sold the following materials?:
|Yes or No|
|Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers||Yes|
|White goods (i.e. appliances)||Yes|
|Residence hall move-in/move-out waste||No|
|Other (please specify below)||No|
A brief description of other materials the institution has recycled, composted, donated and/or re-sold:
Materials intended for disposal but subsequently recovered and reused on campus, performance year:
Does the institution use single stream recycling to collect standard recyclables in common areas?:
Does the institution use dual stream recycling to collect standard recyclables in common areas?:
Does the institution use multi-stream recycling to collect standard recyclables in common areas?:
Average contamination rate for the institution’s recycling program:
A brief description of any recycling quality control mechanisms employed:
A brief description of the institution's waste-related behavior change initiatives:
at UQAM, there is a policy that provides guidelines for the management of surplus assets : https://instances.uqam.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/05/Politique_no_31.pdf and https://approvisionnements.uqam.ca/fr/exc/
A brief description of the institution's waste audits and other initiatives to assess its materials management efforts and identify areas for improvement:
Signage, inspired by the one from Recyc-Québec, is found on all UQAM multi-material recovery stations (https://www.recyc-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/entreprises-organismes/mieux-gerer/pictogrammes-signalisation).
A brief description of the institution's procurement policies designed to prevent waste:
In the ecoresponsability policy (Policy no 37), in the section 3.4, we find an orientation for the management of waste materials:
Residual materials: improve the performance of the residual materials management system (reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery) in order to reduce the quantity and toxicity of waste generated.
A brief description of the institution's surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials:
A brief description of the institution's platforms to encourage peer-to-peer exchange and reuse:
A policy governs the mode of operation for the reuse of movable property. A furniture pool was created in the 1980s to allow the reuse of furniture (desks, chairs, bookcase, etc.) : all demands must be ask on : https://guideti.uqam.ca/.
The movable property policy : https://instances.uqam.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/05/Politique_no_31.pdf
A brief description of the institution's limits on paper and ink consumption:
All printing and reprography equipment in organizational units, libraries and computer labs is by default in double-sided format.
All employee salary statements have been in electronic format for over 15 years.
The University's C.A. has been in paperless format for over 10 years.
In 2009, a paper challenge within the University resulted in a 28% reduction in paper consumption.
A brief description of the institution's initiatives to make materials available online by default rather than printing them:
For many years, the teaching staff of the University has used the Moodle learning space which allows teaching without the production of paper (https://moodle.uqam.ca/).
A brief description of the institution's program to reduce residence hall move-in/move-out waste:
A brief description of the institution's programs or initiatives to recover and reuse other materials intended for disposal:
Website URL where information about the institution’s waste minimization and diversion efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Provincial goverment action plan : https://www.recyc-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/sites/default/files/documents/plan-action-2019-2024-pqgmr.pdf
Annual report for the number of members of the university community : https://ressources-medias.uqam.ca/media/uploads/20200127164750/UQAM-bilan_2015-2016.pdf (p.5)
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