Zerowaste is possible!

A chronicle of waste minimisation and recycling in NUS

Category: Briefing

Waste Disposal Meeting at YIH on 7/12/2010

meeting at YIH Bin centre

meeting at waste dumpsite

meeting at subway of YIH

meeting at YIH

The main agenda of this meeting was to inform everyone on the waste and recycling system that we have in NUS, especially YIH. The organisations which attended the meeting are Food Junction, Old Chang Kee, Subway, Cheers, IT Coop. The meeting started around 9.15 am and the following points were discussed:

– Showing the photos of the mess and explain reasons for improper housekeeping.

– Each vendor was provided with a pamphlet about the various types of recycling bulk bins in NUS.

– All the vendors were taken to the bin centre at YIH. Together, we shared about the current system as well as invited opinions on how to improve things.

– Proper recycling procedures (like those existing in other canteen such as Engineering canteen) were shown to the canteen vendors to show that a proper recycling system is possible if everyone works together.

The housekeeping supervisor also ensured that the waste collected from recycle bins do not end up in the general waste.

A proper recycling system is possible if everyone works together. YIH is especially a complicated place as it involves many outside vendors. No doubt, it will take a lot of repeated visits and checks to ensure that everyone follows the system.

Going all the way to the boss of Housekeeping staff

Meeting with Eexcutive Director of Weishen

Meeting with Eexcutive Director of Weishen

Despite our efforts to brief the housekeepeing supervisors in early June, we were still noticing non compliance in the standards of our recycling bins, so this time we invited the Executive Director of Weishen, Gary to drop in to reemphasis how serious we are on this issue.

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