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Waste management

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

  • Indoors: Housekeeping manages waste and recycling inside all buildings.

  • Outdoors: Grounds and Gardens manages collection and disposal of domestic and organic waste & facilitates the outsourced function of recycling.

    Leading by example:

    IWR Plastic Policy Statement

    The Institute for Water Research supports calls for an end to the use of single-use plastic water bottles except in emergency situations. The environmental and health consequences of the manufacture, transportation, use and disposal of these bottles are well documented. The Institute does not supply single-use plastic water bottles for meetings, alumni events, conferences, etc, and requires catering suppliers to comply with this. Both staff and students are encouraged to make use of multi-use water bottles.

    Information on single-use plastic can be obtained by following the link to the
    Makana Plastic Action Group https://www.facebook.com/MakanaPlasticAction/

2-bag system at RU: **PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR WASTE FROM HOME TO CAMPUS** 

2-bag system in Town:  **PLEASE SEPARATE YOUR WASTE AS REQUESTED**

CLEAR/ORANGE BAGS - recyclable materials.
BLACK BAGS - disposable waste. 

Recycle the following:

Paper/card
Plastic 
Glass 
Metals (tins etc)

Composting 

  • Follow the links to find out how to deal with garden waste, food waste and other biodegradable matter: Organic and Worm farming.

Hazardous Waste

  • 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]

Note:

Sustainable Waste Ideas

Take Action

Go to the Rhodes University ENVIRONMENT front page. Suggestions/Questions? Contact environment(at)ru.ac.za

 

 

Last Modified: Tue, 06 Nov 2018 20:55:43 SAST