Veterinary Faculty finds sustainable waste stream solution saving 65% on disposal costs
The University of Glasgow's School of Veterinary Medicine and their incumbent
waste contractor were struggling to find a sustainable solution to the 400 tonnes
of animal bedding waste which was being produced and going to landfill, year after
"Sending this waste to landfill was unsustainable and becoming increasingly
expensive. While the University has a robust waste management process, we had
been unable to find a way of diverting this waste stream away from landfill to
recycling. When we were contacted by i-Clean we welcomed them investigating
Colin Harvey, Purchasing Manager (Estates and Buildings) University of Glasgow.
Following investigations, i-Clean identified a compliant, cost effective and
sustainable third party solution that enabled the University to recycle all of the
waste material through an alternative method of disposal, using natural
A transportation solution was also identified offering further opportunity to reduce
the University's costs and carbon footprint, preventing 70 tonnes of CO2te polluting
"We have saved over 65% of our costs and are recycling 100% of this waste
significantly improving recycling rates and the social corporate responsibility of
this site. Through adopting an alternative transport solution we have also been
able to further reduce the University's carbon footprint.
I am very pleased with the result, particularly as I didn't know this solution existed.
Overall, it was definitely money well spent."
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