Solid Waste Disposal

7.  Solid Waste Disposal:

  • Bishops and their partners need to reduce waste at its source, reuse waste where possible and recycle all waste produced

7.1 All packaging coming onto Bishops must compostable and composted to be used on site or else it needs to be 100% reused or recycled. Zero waste to landfill!
7.2 Establish an integrated waste management system.
7.3 Majority of packaging coming onto Bishops must compostable or can be 100% recycled.
7.4 Establish a formal waste separation and recycling facility for all waste generated at Bishops.
7.5 All new subcontractors are required to provide evidence on their waste generation implications of projects and procurement decisions at an early stage and fully integrate resource life cycle information into purchasing decisions and project management.
7.6 Recycling initiatives at Bishops to continue and be improved.
7.7 Discussions between Bishops stakeholders, Origin and existing subcontractors on ways to reduce solid waste coming onto campus and reuse any wet waste produced (i.e. continue sending the pig farmer food waste from off the plate).
7.8 Begin exploring alternative solutions to addressing food waste from production (i.e. food cooked that is not plated must be reduced).
7.9 All events held at Bishops must align with the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle.
7.10 All external events and hiring of Bishops facilities must remove waste produced or pay a cost for waste removal.
7.11 Where waste cannot be recovered or re-used, it must be treated or disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.
7.12 Continue composting garden waste from the campus and reusing it to fertilise garden beds.