How We're Doing

The amount of waste produced at UCC has reduced year-on-year since the beginning of the Green Flag Programme, despite both our population and campus size increasing.   Our “diversion from landfill” rate continues to increase due to improved recycling and better capture of food waste, which is sent to Tipperary to be composted.  Our diversion from landfill includes a small amount of incineration; this occurs after the waste has been sorted at the recycling centre and any valuable recyclate removed.  We can minimise the amount of waste that is incinerated by reducing waste production at source and ensuring the that our recycling bins contain only clean, dry, recyclable material.