The new is that we all need to start living the sustainable way. Plastics are causing much harm to the environment and there is no denial to the fact that we need to change. Plastic is the biggest issue for the present generation and the future generations. We will need to make conscious efforts to bring the change and try to love in the most sustainable way. Thereby several universities have gone the sustainable way and educate the students about going the sustainable way. The best sustainable universities around the globe are as follows.
Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham Trent University works closely with waste management specialists and ensures that 99% of the waste doesn’t reach the landfills. The university houses several recycling and reuse portals so that materials are disposed correctly and reused correctly.
UNSW Sydney is diligently dedicated to reducing water waste at the university and ensures that recycling is easily accessible for staff and students. The university has launched a sustainability plan and thus uses 100% solar power, a Return and Earn reverse vending machine, reduction in water waste, rainwater capture system, and facilities for cyclists. Mobile phones and batteries are recycled in the campus itself.
University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is a committed university and makes stern efforts to maintain sustainability in its campus and educate the students regarding it. The university celebrates the blue dot festival that is free of single-use plastic, recycles the majority of waste, provides coaches for festival-goers, collects food waste for composting, and many more efforts to maintain sustainability.
Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University has a wide variety of courses that can teach about sustainability and responsible consumerism. The university has undertaken several programs where it uses the waste plastic in artwork. More than 8000 students are involved in collecting plastic lids and using it so that it doesn’t impact the marine life.
Aalto University aims to incorporate sustainability in all teaching courses and creates many courses on sustainability. In 2018, they created the Sustainability Hub that has a mission to create a world-class research and learning environment that focuses on sustainability and circular economy.