Replacement of biodegradable packages instead plastic packages in Amirkabir University of technology’s dining room

Have you ever thought how your role in environmental protection? Think about how much food packaging you throw out every day?!

Plastics play an important role in almost every aspect of our lives. The largest amount of plastics is found in containers and packaging that we use them just for once, in the meantime polystyrene foam packaging is a proven hazard to the environment in several ways.

Plastic products persist in the environment long after use, creating one such hazard. The widespread use of plastic within households make congestion a larger problem for landfills everywhere. one of the principles of waste management is reducing the production of waste at source.Waste management refers in part to diverting post-consumer waste from landfills, but it also refers to practices that prevent or minimize the use of certain materials in the first place. Several biodegradable alternatives have been created to reduce and eventually replace plastic waste. Biodegradable packaging plays an important role in the packaging industry due to the ever increasing consumer awareness and importance of using eco-friendly, biodegradable packaging materials instead of conventional non-biodegradable ones.

AUT office of sustainability with Amirkabir University Authorities cooperation in order to solve this problem decided to remove the polystyrene packaging from the waste stream generated in Amirkabir University’s dining room. For this purpose sustainable waste management committee want to implement alternative plan of the containers for one month in dining room to be established in the event of acceptance by students.

 

 

Contact

AUT Office of Sustainability, Room 904, 9th floor, Textile Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Hafez Ave, Tehran, Iran

Tell: (+98) 21 64545009

Fax: (+98) 21 42694034

Emails:

sustainability@aut.ac.ir

sustainability.news@aut.ac.ir

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