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At the UvA, we want to start separating waste in a different and more sustainable way. To that end, a pilot programme will start in buildings A, B, C and D from 1 September.

Waste it right
Waste it right waste separation pilot

What will happen?

New waste containers have been installed on the ground floor and first floor of buildings A, B, C and D. From September onwards, tests will be carried out over four months to see whether the waste can be separated in a different way. Waste can be disposed of in containers for organic waste and food waste, coffee cups, paper, plastic packaging, tin, drinks cartons and residual waste. On and near the waste containers, you will find information indicating what belongs where. The existing general waste containers on this floors have been removed.

waste separation pilot
waste separation pilot at Science Park

Why test?

The UvA aims to become a pioneer in the field of sustainability. A circular approach to waste will help us to achieve this aim. The goal is to reduce the production of waste. Furthermore, the waste that is produced should be processed as sustainably as possible. Circularity, or the reuse of raw materials, is an important starting point here. Various methods of separating waste will be tested at various locations until January. On the basis of the resulting data, we will then examine which method works best for the UvA. From summer 2021, the new method of separating waste will be introduced at all UvA locations.

Do you have any questions or would like to find out more?

Over the coming months, we will keep you informed about this ‘Waste it right’ campaign through news articles on this website. Any questions? Please contact the Facility Services Service Desk.

T: +31 (0)20 525 1403