Waste Management

The University’s waste management program adopts the UN Environmental Programme’s waste management hierarchy, that is, prevention, reduction, recycling, recovery and disposal, in decreasing order of importance.

The University acknowledges its duty to eliminate and/or reduce the dangers to health and environment caused by the waste it generates. It shall work to systematize the reduction of waste by enforcing campus-wide arrangements that will enable individuals to realistically adopt a zero-waste lifestyle and by providing the community information and services for correct waste disposal practices.

Specifically, the University aims to…

  • reduce all kinds of wastes
  • actively promote and require waste segregation
  • establish a monitoring system that will ensure the proper collection of wastes
  • enforce environmental laws related to waste management

To achieve these goals, the University shall…

  • eliminate single-use plastic bags, plastic food accessories and Styrofoam, containers
  • issue guidelines to minimize paper use
  • limit and eventually ban the use of tarpaulins for announcements
  • organize regular flea markets for pre-loved items
  • require all units and food concessionaires to practice segregation-at-source and to provide an appropriate container for its wastes
  • require canteens and food concessionaires who do not avail of the services of the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to report to the Diliman Environmental Management Office (DEMO) where their food wastes go
  • ensure proper disposal of e-wastes and other toxic and hazardous wastes
  • support compliance of waste generator units to relevant environmental policies
  • appoint an environmental officer at each academic and non-academic unit