The University is working towards the Welsh Government targets of 70% of all waste being recycled by 2025 and zero waste by 2050.
The waste streams managed include, oils, chemical, clinical and sanitary waste, confidential waste and Fluorescent tubes.
Scrap is collected by arrangement with specialist contractor.
The recycle streams include, paper, cardboard, plastic, toner/ink cartridges, glass, cans, wood, scrap, electrical equipment, batteries, stamps and clothing.
Re-usable items are advertised in house firstly and then externally to local schools and organisations when surplus, include furniture, clothing, printers, pc's and books.
We are currently working with Keep Wales Tidy as a pilot site in Cardiff for the recycling of coffee cups on Campus.
disposal - no landfill - all books donated to Better World Books for re-sale
or forwarding to 3rd world countries. After the success of the Book Swap at Go Green Week 2017 - the Library Service provides a bookcase for swapping of all books.
We continue to communicate the message by participating in Fresher's Fayre and Go Green Week, with Cardiff Digs the promotion of recycling and publicising the on-site facilities. Other methods of internal advertising and publicity are also used to ensure that all users of the University are exposed to the Sustainable Policy and are fully aware of our recycling targets and facilities.
Staff and Students have visited the Trident Facility in Cardiff Bay.
The Waste Management strategy objectives progress are reported to termly Environmental Performance Group and in Annual Report.