In line with its Environmental Sustainability Policy, Rhodes University strives to promote opportunities, initiatives and measures that enable the university to minimise its waste generation wherever possible, promote re-use, recycling and composting, and apply responsible hazardous waste management, in order to minimise its waste footprint.
Waste management at Rhodes University
2-bag system at RU: **PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR WASTE FROM HOME TO CAMPUS**
- CLEAR BAGS = recyclable materials
- BLUE BAGS = disposable waste
2-bag system in Town: **PLEASE SEPARATE YOUR WASTE AS REQUESTED**
CLEAR/ORANGE BAGS - recyclable materials.
BLACK BAGS - disposable waste.
Recycle the following:
- Follow the links to find out how to deal with garden waste, food waste and other biodegradable matter: Organic and Worm farming.
- Please ensure safe disposal of chemicals, e-waste (old electrical equipment, tablets, computers, etc), medical/pharmaceutical waste, cigarettes, sharps, printer cartridges, used oil, etc). Hazmat
Local Recyclers' contact details [click on the link]
Hazardous Waste: Ensure safe disposal of chemicals, e-waste, medical/pharmaceutical waste and sharps.
Sustainable Waste Ideas
Reduce unnecessary consumption, packaging and waste generation.
Re-use waste creatively for arts and crafts. Visit Kisma Kreative.
Recycle - the last option in the 'waste hierarchy', delaying the entry of waste into the system.
Waste Act - Centre for Environmental Rights: links to regulations and other documents issued under Waste Act - Centre for Environmental Rights permanent link or National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008.
Go to the Rhodes University ENVIRONMENT front page. Suggestions/Questions? Contact environment(at)ru.ac.za
Last Modified: Tue, 09 Oct 2018 15:33:34 SAST