Towards zero waste
Monash University has developed a strategy to transform the University to become 'zero waste' using the principles of the circular economy. The strategy focuses on keeping all resources at their highest value, eliminating waste from the campuses with only valuable recycling streams remaining. The strategy focuses on a number of waste streams, with the separation and treatment of organic waste a priority.
Thinking circular extends beyond our physical environment. To implement meaningful lasting change across our organisation, we're also re-writing the rules around the procurement of goods and services, and reaching out to our suppliers and campus retailers to encourage them to join our movement. Through fostering mutually beneficial relationships with our partners, we're hoping to find better and more efficient ways of doing business which eliminate waste streams. As educators, we aim to lead by example not only through our curriculum and classrooms, but how we operate day to day.