Campus food waste

In 2022, Monash University diverted approximately 17.5 tonnes of food waste at its Australian campuses that would otherwise have gone to landfill. The University also signed a new waste collection contract that included organic waste as a collection stream. The contract will lead to a variety of improvements for waste disposal infrastructure, including new bins and signage in kitchens.

Further measures to advance the new food organic waste program included:

  • Awareness raising via staff campus updates, including webinars
  • Compostable product guides (in development with the waste contractor); and
  • Improved data and reporting.