Recycling & Waste Management
The University is committed to reducing the volume of waste generated and to increasing the proportion of that waste which is recycled. Resource management practices are based on reduce, reuse and recycle principles. The University strives to reduce the acquisition of new materials, re–using existing materials and increase recycling to the best possible standards. In recent years, substantial progress has been made on recycling activity through the introduction of a dry mixed recycling programme resulting in significant year-on-year improvements – in the period from 2007 to 2013, recycling rates increased from ca. 21% to ca. 75%. This has resulted in a saving of one million euros. Further efforts to improve waste management performance through operations, innovation and behavioural changes will be explored in the coming years as part of the Sustainability Strategy.