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The Sustainability Strategy 2016 - 2018 highlights research into organic waste management solutions and reducing our waste output to landfill as priority actions

The audit covers a 48-hour sample and sorts both recycling and garbage waste.

Talking trash

The University of Manitoba, in collaboration with PragmaTech Ltd., is conducting a university-wide waste audit and compost feasibility study intended to review all aspects of the university’s waste stream, including organics.

The Office of Sustainability initiated the project, following a successful bid for a Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention (WRAPP) Fund grant from the province of Manitoba. The project has two parts: an audit will provide baseline information on campus waste that will help inform institutional decision making around waste management, and a feasibility study will look at the options for organic waste management and composting at the U of M.

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