Sustainability Roundtable: Zero Waste UofL

When Feb 19, 2021
from 11:00 AM to 12:05 PM
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Please join us for UofL's Sustainability Roundtable on alternate Fridays throughout the spring at 11am.

On February 19th, we will highlight the work of UofL's 2020-21 Zero Waste Interns, Jacob Foushee & Lily Stewart, who have been researching UofL's solid waste stream through a fellowship with the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN).

Together with PLAN staff, they produced a comprehensive Zero Waste Atlas Assessment designed to help assess and streamline campus systems for materials management.

PLAN Atlas 2020 findings

The assessment gave UofL an overall Zero Waste score of 58.2%(864.5 out of a total possible 1600.5 points). This compares very favorably to the other campuses PLAN works with, which average between 40-50%.

For Scope 1 surplus property and hard-to-recycle materials, UofL scored a 63.4% (427.75 + 24 additional credits out of a total possible 712 points).

For Scope 2 food waste and single-use materials, UofL scored a 53.9% (437 +42.25 additional credits out of a total possible 888.5 points).

Jacob and Lily gathered the data that informed this assessment, laying the groundwork for the development of UofL's first Zero Waste Plan, which the Sustainability Council will begin to work on in 2021.

Read the full PLAN Atlas Stage 1 Report here.

No pre-registration is required.

The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers throughout the year, followed by 20-30 minutes of open discussion. Anyone with an interest in sustainability can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Tamara Sluss.

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