Waste management at OP
The Polytechnic produced 1682 cubic metres of waste in 2014, of which 31 per cent (530 cubic meters) was recycled.
The introduction of a paper towel recycling scheme in late 2014 and initiatives planned to reduce waste within cookery programmes and facilities in 2015, are expected to reduce waste production further. In addition, we recycled 3.1 tonnes of e-waste in 2014.
The Polytechnic’s waste to landfill was 24.2 kilograms per EFTS and FTE staff, compared to the New Zealand average of 26.3 kilograms.