Stanford’s new Redwood City campus incorporates several unique features that differentiate it from the main campus. To maximize diversion, Redwood City streamlined the recycling system that combines plastic, metal, and glass with paper into one bin. Centralized waste stations in common areas, rather than individual bins at desks, reduce the amount of chemical cleaning supplies needed, and simplify sorting for occupants. The Cardinal Print Program, a centrally-managed service for local printing, reduces paper and ink waste. Additionally, all bathrooms offer paper towel composting, which was identified as a key solution to incorporate into Stanford’s waste diversion practices. These sustainability features offer opportunities to test and evaluate new solutions as the university works to become zero-waste, defined as 90% diversion or higher, by 2030.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019