DOCUMENT ON WASTE PLASTIC REDUCTION
Plastic waste is a pressing environmental issue that poses a significant threat to our planet’s ecosystems, wildlife, and human health. It is imperative for organizations and individuals to take proactive measures to reduce their plastic waste. This document outlines guidelines and strategies for minimizing plastic waste in our organization, promoting sustainability, and contributing to a cleaner and healthier environment.
- Mission: To provide an efficient and sufficient waste management system that is sustainable and eco-friendly.
- Vision: To establish a clean and green environment that ensures a healthy living of the people
Initiatives for promoting waste-to-wealth.
- Segregation of wastes into components from the source of generation;
- Estimation of the aggregate waste generated in Landmark University community and the generation rate/person/day;
Plastic Waste: Any non-biodegradable, synthetic polymer material that is discarded or no longer needed.
Single-Use Plastics: Disposable plastics designed for one-time use, such as plastic bags, straws, and cutlery.
Recyclable Plastics: Plastics that can be collected, processed, and reprocessed into new products.
Non-Recyclable Plastics: Plastics that cannot be economically or feasibly recycled due to their composition or contamination.
Reduce: Minimize the use of single-use plastics and non-recyclable plastics in all aspects of the organization’s operations.
Reuse: Promote the reuse of plastics when feasible and practical.
Recycle: Ensure that recyclable plastics are properly segregated, collected, and sent to recycling facilities.
Dispose Responsibly: Ensure the proper disposal of non-recyclable plastics in an environmentally responsible manner.
Strategies for Plastic Waste Reduction:
Phasing Out Single-Use Plastics: Identify and eliminate the use of single-use plastics within Landmark University and replace them with sustainable alternatives or reusable options.
Plastic-Free Initiatives: Encourage employees to adopt plastic-free practices and provide resources and information to facilitate this transition.
Recycling Program: Establish a robust recycling program to collect, segregate, and transport recyclable plastics to certified recycling facilities.
Procurement Document: Prioritize the purchase of products and packaging with reduced plastic content and opt for eco-friendly alternatives.
Employee Training: Provide regular training and awareness programs to educate employees about the importance of plastic waste reduction and recycling.
Waste Audits: Conduct periodic waste audits to track plastic waste generation and identify areas for improvement.
Collaboration: Collaborate with suppliers, partners, and other stakeholders to encourage plastic waste reduction and share best practices.
Reporting and Monitoring: Regularly monitor and report on the organization’s progress in reducing plastic waste. Implement key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of plastic waste reduction initiatives.
Compliance and Enforcement: Non-compliance with this document may result in disciplinary action. All employees and stakeholders are expected to adhere to the guidelines outlined in this document.
Continuous Improvement: Landmark University will continuously review and update this document to reflect advances in plastic waste reduction strategies and to ensure alignment with relevant laws and regulations.
Conclusion: This Plastic Waste Reduction Document serves as a commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible waste management. It is our duty to take proactive measures to reduce plastic waste, conserve resources, and preserve the environment for future generations.
Dr. E. T. Alori
SDG 15 Team Lead