UTM's 10-year Sustainability Strategic Plan summarizes the overarching waste goals the UTM community must complete together through education and policy to help achieve a higher waste diversion rate.
UTM's Waste Goals
- UTM will implement waste management policies, programs, infrastructure, and receptacles to increase our diversion rate
- UTM will introduce new engagement initiatives for sustainability
Learning about waste terms can help grow our understanding of waste, its impact on the environment, and how the UTM community plays a vital role in achieving sustainable waste management on- and off-campus.
|When a recycling bin contains garbage or other non-recyclable items, and/or when materials in the bin are soiled with liquid/food residue
|Any materials that go into recycling or organics are considered landfill diversion as these materials are re-used and no longer disposed of in a landfill
|Reducing waste from entering the waste and recycling stream by reusing and repairing items
|At least 90% of waste is diverted from the landfill, incinerators, and the environment