GREENING THE MINDS OF THE
VILLAGE 1 RESIDENCE


FINAL REPORT


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Table of Contents

Executive Summary
1.0 Introduction
1.1 Vision For Sustainable Waste Disposable Practices in the Residences
1.2 Purpose of the Project
2.0 Background and Rationale
2.1 Background
2.2 Rationale
3.0 System Study
3.1 Recycling System Under Study
3.1.1 Information Flow
3.1.2 Waste Flow
4.0 Specific Objectives
5.0 Methodology
5.1 Interview Methods
5.2 Surveying Methods
5.3 Observation Methods
6.0 Results
6.1 Interview Results
6.2 Observation Results
6.3 Survey Results
6.4 Limitations
7.0 Conclusions
8.0 Recommendations
Appendices
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
References

List of Figures

Figure 1: Recycling System Under Study
Figure 2: Information Flow
Figure 3: Waste Flow
Figure 4: Methodology
Figure 5: Basic Outline of Survey and Marking Scheme
Figure 6: Garbage Composition in the Residences
Figure 7: Garbage Composition in the Cafeteria
Figure 8: Percentage of Blue Box/Bin Contamination per week in West Quad
Figure 9: Recycling Box/Bin Contamination in each house of West Quad
Figure 10: Percentage of Blue Box/Bin Contamination per week in the Cafeteria
Figure 11: Recycling Bin Contamination in the Cafeteria
Figure 12: Positive Results Versus Negative or Neutral Results for each Survey Question
Figure 13: Average Percentage Scored for each Section of the Survey


Other Relevant Sites to Visit

The Region of Waterloo
Waste Management at the University of Waterloo
WATgreen


Executive Summary


1.0 Introduction


2.0 Background and Rationale



4.0 Specific Objectives


5.0 Methodology


6.0 Results



7.0 Conclusions


8.0 Recommendations

The following are recommendations to improve the two systems examined, the waste and the information systems:

Waste Flow

Information Flow


Appendices