In August 2017, the Australian Jesuit Province: Reconciliation with Creation (RwC) Advisory Group emailed a survey to 53 Jesuit communities and works. Over the following three months, 31 responses were received (58 per cent).
The survey asked similar questions to a 2010 RwC survey conducted within the Province. In both surveys the five areas with highest level of environmental achievement included: environmental education; ecological conversion; sustainable land use and waste reduction.
Waste characterizations provide a great opportunity to learn first-(gloved)hand about the waste cycle and related issues on campus.
Our purpose is to characterize the waste that we are sending to the landfill to see where we need to improve or expand waste reduction, recycling, and composting programs. These characterizations will allow us to develop useful and interesting data on the waste stream that will help us reduce landfill waste from campus, with the goal of achieving Zero Waste*.
John Carroll University will made a significant improvement in its campus-wide recycling efforts in 2007. The University entered into an agreement with Landmark Disposal for the removal of the University’s solid waste and recyclables. Landmark uses a “state-of-the-art” processing center in Medina County where the trash and recyclables will be separated.