Sustainability project runner up in Guardian University Awards
The project was established in 2003 by our Estates team, led by Sustainability Manager, Mark Warner, to implement a zero waste to landfill contract for general waste across our two campuses, to reduce costs and to achieve recycling rates of 90% plus for all construction and demolition contracts.
Sue Holmes, Director of Estates, said:"This is another great recognition of oursustainability activities at Leeds Metropolitan University. We are committed to making continuing improvements and feel that the work we have done in terms of management waste is a step change for the sector and the waste industry. We hope it will encourage others to look at using this sort of system."
Mark added: "We are delighted to have been recognisedfor our hard work in reducingour environmental impact and incorporate sound environmental management into our everyday practices. It also recognises the value of working in partnership with contractors with the right values who are prepared to back up their credentials with sound investment which our principle waste contractor, Leeds Paper Recycling, have certainly done."
The Guardian University Awards were set up to recognise best practice, achievement and innovation across a range of areas.