Zero Waste

Policy Goals

  • Reduce per capita municipal solid waste generation to 25% below fiscal year 2015–16 levels by 2025, and 50% below fiscal year 2015–16 levels by 2030 at each campus.
  • Divert 90% of municipal solid waste from the landfill at each campus.
  • Reduce and eliminate single-use plastic items such as bags, foodware accessory items and beverage bottles by 2024.
  • Prohibit the sale, procurement and distribution of packaging foam by 2020.

 Note: This is a summary of policy goals. Additional details and current requirements are available in the UC Sustainable Practices Policy. See UC's progress toward these goals in the Annual Report on Sustainable Practices.

My Last Trash Website Link

Website that provides resources for UC's Zero Waste by 2020 communications campaign.