RMIT Vietnam seeks to manage its environmental footprint through a culture of Reduce – Reuse – Recycle.
The University generates more than 500 tonnes of waste every year. The majority of that comes from the Saigon South Campus. The amount of waste generated will continue to increase as the University grows. Our waste management program objective is to reduce the amount of waste going to the general waste stream and on to landfill. This can be done by reducing the amount of materials consumed and recycling waste materials.
RMIT Vietnam has been engaged in recycling activities for many years. The practices have now been formalised in a recycling guide. The guide provides a more structured framework for the development of new initiatives and is part of a developing waste management program. The University recycles paper, cardboard and plastics, green waste is composted on site, plastic bags and cups are banned, organic waste is provided to local farmers, printer and copier cartridges are refilled, and suppliers are encouraged to reduce packaging.
The recycling practices apply to staff and students on all RMIT Vietnam sites, to contractors retained by the University and to service providers. All staff and students are encouraged to take responsibility for the protection of the environment in which they work and live.