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Graduation: Faculties of Business and Management Sciences Official start: December 10 @ 9:00 am. Duration: 2h 30m

Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Managing waste to change our future

TALKING POINT: Encouraging people to clean up our campuses will be pointless if we can't dispose of the waste safely and effectively. TALKING POINT: Encouraging people to clean up our campuses will be pointless if we can't dispose of the waste safely and effectively.

Calling anyone interested in or already working on waste management systems across CPUT campuses.

The Climate Change and Environment Research Focus Area wants to meet you and find out what you have been doing, or want to do to clean up our campuses and environment at large.

Beatrice Opeolu, leader of the Climate Change and Environment Research Focus Area, will host a Forum to start a conversation around a CPUT Waste Management Strategy, and consequently policy document, on Wednesday 10 October. The meeting will take place in Room 3.1 in the Applied Sciences Building on District Six Campus, starting at 12.30 for 13.00.

This would touch on everything from how waste paper is managed to how to minimise the use of single-use plastic items like straws or cutlery on campus.

In order to create a strategy Opeolu points out all relevant stakeholders need to be consulted. “There are a lot of different projects on the various campuses, like the Green Team.

“We need them all to be part of this. Come with ideas on how to go about it, come and tell us what you already do,” said Opeolu.

This initial Forum will focus on what is being done on campuses, what works and what is needed in terms of waste management practices on CPUT campuses.

Opeolu says eventually industry partners can also be contracted to help with large scale management of waste, but for first an inventory of all practices on campus is needed.

“Ultimately we want a policy that will guide us on how we manage waste, so we can be proud of how we do things. It will take a while but we can do it,” said Opeolu.

*For more information or to RSVP for the Forum you can contact Lucille Peterson on petersonl@cput.ac.za or 021 460 3153. 

Written by Theresa Smith

Email: smitht@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Applied Sciences and Engineering Faculties and the Wellington Campus.