The information for this section was obtained from Phyllis
Nandakumar of Purchasing, Lloyd Ziegler of Plant Operations, Patty Cook
of Waste Management, and Jeff Chalmers of Food Services. July,
1995. To review this section of the CEAR questionnaire Paper
Consumption at the University of Waterloofor more information.
Campus Food Services uses a combination of disposable plastic and paper
products and washable dishes.
Tropical hardwoods are not as readily available for use as construction
materials or furniture. Their use was more common in the 1970's. They are
not used at UW as the focus is on
buying first at the regional level, the provincial level and then at the
national level. Normally, Walnut or Oak woods are used.
Promotion of Ecologically Sound Products:
UW does not have a list of policies which govern the use of ecologically
sound products. However the following programs have been introduced:
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- A past WATgreen project which
the use of biodegradable cleaning products by custodial services.
WATgreen project "Greening the Offices" involved campus education and
promotion of two-sided copiers, memo boards and other "green" office
By: The Enviro-Base Team (email@example.com)
Last Updated: August 10th,1995