Aston University - Sitemark Ltd
Case study - Aston University
Forward thinking Aston Strives for Advanced Sustainability
Aston wanted to extend their strong portfolio of recycling and waste initiatives and identify opportunities to increase sustainability by reducing waste output.
Sitemark's independent review provided the ideal solution.
A broad infrastructure audit was conducted. The process included an in-depth evaluation of the data associated with the various services, including hazardous and clinical medical.
Sitemark identified cost improvement or efficiency gains equivalent to 30% of the analysis total.
- Analysis found that the non-recycled cost is 20% higher than the Sitemark benchmarks. Dry mixed recycling is 21% below the regional benchmark.
- Recycled waste is well above the benchmark: measured at 54% or 186 tonnes diverted from landfill or recovery solutions.
- We provided 53 specific actions to turn more waste into a valuable resource: some immediate and some longer term.
- The benefits for Aston include confirmation that their efforts have reduced their waste impact and receipt of an action plan to support their sustainability policy.
"Our work with Sitemark confirmed that we have made meaningful efforts to manage our waste in a sustainable way. The review process was easy and we were impressed with the detail that the report delivered. Relevant and insightful advice has been given and we are now looking to use what we have learnt within our next tendering process"
Andrew Keogh, Facilities Officer, Aston University
ABOUT Aston University
Located in central Birmingham with its diverse and vibrant city life, Aston University provides higher education for a similarly global student cohort. Aston's campus is self-contained and provides students with a green space in the city. Aston maintains strong links to industry and shares the motto of the City of Birmingham: forward.
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