Remember in elementary school when you first learned to Reduce, Re-use and Recycle? Well we still need to work on this hierarchical form of waste reduction. Remember, the best form of waste reduction is the reduction of consumption. It is easy, just use less stuff and you will have less to throw away. The stuff you do use, make sure you try to re-use it if you can to give it a second life. Finally, when you are finished, if the item is recyclable, place it in the proper receptacle so that it may be used again.
Look to the highlighted links to the left to find out more about waste reduction and diversion initiatives on campus.
Not sure what goes where? Check out the McMaster University Waste Program - Main Campus Guide to help you figure it out.
December 19, 2011
News and Events
Championing composting in an office area is a great way to promote sustainability and engage students and staff in an initiative to decrease waste production. Click here to find out how to get started.
Waste Free Events Guide
With tips ranging from promotion to catering, this guide provides event organisers the how-tos in hosting a sustainable event.
Expansion of McMaster's Composting Program
McMaster has successfully expanded its composting program beyond Mary E. Keyes to include all of the following areas:
Mary E. Keyes
MSU Main Office
Waste and Recycling in the City of Hamilton
Learn more about waste managemnt in the City of Hamilton by watching an informative video created by the Off-Campus Resources Centre.
Water Fountain Retrofits
One water fountain in each academic and administrative building on campus has been retrofitted to include a bubbler for drinking, goose-neck spout for refilling and a chiller to provide cool water. Remember, 'tis better to refill than to landfill...