4. Policy For Minimisation of Plastic Use
As of 2021, Jesselton University College has taken a decisive step towards environmental stewardship by implementing the "Policy for Minimization of Plastic Use" for both students and staff. Our commitment to sustainability drives us to reduce plastic waste and promote responsible plastic use throughout the campus community.
Our "Policy for Minimization of Plastic Use" aims to create a plastic-conscious culture among students and staff at Jesselton University College. Through targeted measures and awareness initiatives, we seek to significantly decrease plastic consumption and adopt eco-friendly alternatives.
Elimination of Single-Use Plastics: The policy calls for the discontinuation of single-use plastic items, such as plastic straws, disposable cutlery, and plastic bags, in all campus facilities. Reusable and sustainable alternatives will be encouraged.
Plastic-Free Events and Activities: We will organize events and activities with a strict "no single-use plastic" guideline. Event organizers and participants are encouraged to opt for plastic-free alternatives for catering, packaging, and other materials.
Plastic Education and Awareness: We will conduct educational campaigns and workshops to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of plastic on the environment. These initiatives will empower students and staff to make informed choices in reducing plastic usage.
Sustainable Purchasing and Procurement: Jesselton University College will prioritize sourcing products and supplies with minimal plastic packaging. We will work closely with vendors and suppliers to identify eco-friendly options.
Waste Separation and Recycling: Proper waste disposal practices will be promoted to ensure effective recycling of plastic waste. Recycling bins will be strategically placed across campus for convenient and responsible disposal.
To ensure the successful implementation of the "Policy for Minimization of Plastic Use," the following steps will be taken:
Policy Communication: The policy will be communicated to all students and staff through official channels, including newsletters, intranet, and orientation programs.
Awareness Campaigns: Regular awareness campaigns, workshops, and seminars will be conducted to educate the campus community about the importance of reducing plastic usage.
Collaborative Efforts: Students, staff, and faculty will be encouraged to actively participate in reducing plastic waste by suggesting innovative solutions and participating in plastic reduction initiatives.
Monitoring and Evaluation: The policy's progress and effectiveness will be periodically reviewed to identify areas of improvement and ensure compliance.
Jesselton University College is steadfast in its commitment to sustainability, and the "Policy for Minimization of Plastic Use" serves as a guiding framework to promote responsible plastic consumption among our students and staff. By working together, we can contribute to a cleaner and greener campus environment and make a positive impact on the planet.