It has 20,000 students and generates an annual income of £267m per annum; producing approximately 2,000 tonnes of waste annually.
- Juliet Thomas, Assistant Director of Estates, University of Kent
The university produced a wide variety of waste streams across its estate which made compliance management challenging and resource intensive.
Added to this were the increasing costs of waste management, requirements for a more robust contract monitoring procedure and the need for a formalised waste strategy.
Ditto Sustainability worked very closely with the university, using our software to develop a legal register of every waste management related legislation impacting the university.
We developed a robust policy and strategy, and Ditto Sustainability guided the university through a new waste management contract procurement process; training key university and contractor staff.
These actions resulted in: