Continuous improvement approach leads to recycling and waste benefits
Having worked with i-Clean Systems to benchmark the recycling and waste
requirement across the campus and undertaken a tender process for the services, the
University now needed to measure, record and drive continuous improvement across
At the same time there was a requirement to engage with the third sector, the circular
economy and develop some alternative closed loop recycling solutions whilst
reviewing progress across the whole campus.
The University engaged i-Clean Systems to undertake a "recycling and waste
continuous improvement review" that would report on all aspects of recycling and
activity across the campus. This included a review of the providers who were
successful in the earlier tender process and the solutions being provided currently.
A closed loop solution has been developed with a charity who are re-using redundant
furniture in their work with people facing social difficulties. The University are also
sending students to this charity to obtain work experience in their specialist fields.
Over the past 2 years the University has engaged with another charity to provide "free
of charge" bag solutions for students at the end of year clear out. This ensures more
items are re-used and recycled and more importantly benefits the charity.
The University are considering greener purchasing solutions for mattresses and are
trialling a re-use process for pens.
"The costs associated with recycling and waste have again been reduced and
recycling rates are on the increase against a back drop of expansion in buildings and
infrastructure. Through our work with i-Clean Systems we now have an independent
verification of our data and more access to alternative solutions in the market place.
This gives us confidence to move forward with our recycling vision and implement
some of the other strategies that we and i-Clean have put forward"
Tom Taylor - Assistant Director Security and Operations University of Worcester
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