Resources and Waste

The WG Resources and Waste works on the management (collection, temporary storage, transport and treatment) of all types of waste produced by the universities, in implementation of legislative and technical standards. It collects and disseminates, also from the perspective of the "circular economy", practices aimed at raising awareness on the issue of proper waste management and to address behaviors to prevent waste production from its origin: from the non-use or limited/shared use of certain objects or substances to the virtuous management of goods and materials in order to extend their useful life as much as possible.

NEWS

Saturday 28 May 2022
Opening of the photography exhibition curated by Silvia Serranti and Emiliano Cerluini

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Events contributions

2021 - EWWR 2021 European Week for Waste Reduction. Find out who participated to this edition of EWWR 

2021 - ECOMONDO - The green technology Expo 

2020 - EWWR 2020 European Week for Waste Reduction
Politecnico di Milano - AVANZIMANIA and Sustainability Quiz: Rifiuti e sostenibilità, quanto ne sai?
Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia/Ca' Foscari Sostenibile - Series of seminars on traceability and certification of supply chains and advanced research projects
Università degli Studi di Firenze - The Age of Waste
Università degli Studi di Torino/UniToGo - "Spazzolino digitale. Un byte alla volta contro i rifiuti invisibili"

2019 - EWWR 2019 European Week for Waste Reduction
Politecnico di Milano - Progetto Polimi- Cingomma and Flyer
Università degli Studi di Padova - Come ti riciclo? Simboli ambientali degli imballaggi
Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" - "Le città miniere del futuro: come ricavare materie prime dai rifiuti"
Università degli Studi di Torino/UniToGo - Initiative outcomes - Video of "DifferenziamoLo Strano"

 

Press

Canale Energia, La Rete Universitaria per lo Sviluppo sostenibile guarda a nuovi progetti, Interview of Ms. Daria Prandstraller, July 20, 2018

 

 

Link

LINKS TO UNIVERSITY INITIATIVES
 
2021
UNIVERSITY INITIATIVES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN LOCAL TERRITORIES
Università Roma Tre - “https://www.dock3.it/circular-south/  - Circular South" Program of dock3 - The Startup Lab and Conai test business ideas of circular economy and verify their potential on the market, open to university students and graduates of the universities of Southern Italy. 

Università degli Studi di Padova - https://www.dicea.unipd.it/cewms  - “CEWMS - Circular Ecomony of Waste Materials and Sustainability" Initiative aimed at creating a synergistic network between the various stakeholders in the area by leveraging not only the results that can be obtained through advanced research, but also the ability to propose sustainable cultural models through training.

UNIVERSITY REUSE INITIATIVES

Reuse AEE

Università degli Studi di Udine - https://riuso.uniud.it – “Portale del Riuso” - Since 2017, assets and equipment have been given away free of charge to other public agencies, schools, and nonprofit organizations;

Politecnico di Milano: - https://www.som.polimi.it/la-scuola/sostenibilita/#section05 - “Give them a chance” - Since 2020, personal computers no longer used by the University have been donated to school-age children for distance learning;

Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna (Cesena) - https://www.trashwarecesena.it/ - “Trashware” - People, companies, P.A. donate material that would otherwise have to be disposed of to the University, which in turn donates it to local businesses that need it.

Reuse various materials:

Politecnico di Milano - http://www.campus-sostenibile.polimi.it/rimodellami - Since 2019, material used by architecture students for model building is collected, immediately (re)usable by other students.

Reuse is sharing:

Politecnico di Milano - http://www.campus-sostenibile.polimi.it/ciclofficina - Bicycle garage, run by students, to support small repairs and the rebirth of usable bikes again;

Politecnico di Milano - http://www.campus-sostenibile.polimi.it/convenzioni - “POLISharing" - Agreements for shared use of mobility equipment.

Raise consciousness and educate on reuse:

Università degli Studi di Salerno - http://www.greenopoli.it/home/ - “Greenopoli” - LCA environmental disclosure with an innovative training method, which has also helped to encourage actions to reduce waste production and reuse.

 
 
LINKS OF GENERAL INTEREST ON CIRCULAR ECONOMY TOPICS CIRCULAR ECONOMY
 
INDUSTRIAL SYMBIOSIS
 
SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT