The Technion’s master plan mentions the issue of waste and recycling in the infrastructure chapter.
According to the plan, by the year 2025, the amount of waste to be landfilled must be reduced to 50% of current amounts.
People produce huge amounts of waste originating from the earth’s resources. These resources are various raw materials that have been mined, produced, transported, processed, conveyed, marketed, sold, consumed and finally find themselves in our trash cans or in the environment. And all this at a disproportionate environmental, health and social cost that wreaks havoc on its near and distant environment for generations.
The Technion campus is for tens of thousands of people a place of work, study and residence on a daily basis. Like any organization, a very large amount of waste of a wide variety of types is produced on campus.
In May 2021, a comprehensive waste survey was conducted at the Technion, which led the Sustainability Center, in cooperation with the various units under the operations department, to build a regulated work plan for waste treatment, with the goals of reducing the percentage of landfill, increasing the percentage of recycling and becoming economically efficient.
To meet these goals, we operate through several channels: