Solid Waste Disposal

1.  Solid Waste Disposal:

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

6.1 All packaging coming onto Bishops must compostable or can be 100% recycled.
6.2 Establish an integrated waste management system.
6.3 Majority of packaging coming onto Bishops must compostable or can be 100% recycled.
6.4 Establish a formal waste separation and recycling facility for all waste generated at Bishops.
6.5 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.
6.6 Recycling initiatives at Bishops to continue and be improved.
6.7 Discussions between Bishops stakeholders, Origin and existing subcontractors on ways to reduce solid waste coming onto campus and recycle solid waste produced.
6.8 All events held at Bishops must align with the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle.
6.9 All external events and hiring of Bishops facilities must remove waste produced or pay a cost for waste removal.
6.10 Where waste cannot be recovered or re-used it must be treated or disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.

What has been done in 2017?

6.6 Major work is being done in this area. Currently, recycling at Bishops cannot keep up with the waste it produces and so is done is a relatively haphazard fashion, however it has been successful in improving the livelihoods of extended community members.
Investigations have been put in place to move Bishops towards a two-bin system, outsourcing recycling to a successful small business. We have continued to recycle.
6.7 A large area of waste management that hasn’t been addressed adequately.
6.8 Discussions have been had at Marketing and Events level on this and support has been given.
6.9 This needs to be discussed in more detail.
6.10 This is done to a certain level of success but further work is needed.
Other Wet waste produced by the kitchens is being taken care of successfully. It is sent to pig farmers who use it to feed their livestock.