Journal of Environment and Safety
Online ISSN : 2186-3725
Print ISSN : 1884-4375
ISSN-L : 1884-4375
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Suggestion on application of campus wastes as valuable resources, a campus mine (2) — Learning from waste management in University of Freiburg
Taiji MishinaAritaka MatsunamiShizuaki MurataRunako von Luebke
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2016 Volume 7 Issue 3 Pages 221-227


In order to reduce wastes generated by academic activities and to promote their reuse and recycle, based on the concept named campus mine, the management system in University of Freiburg was investigated. There, Department of Environmental Protection is engaged in the waste-management business in the unitary manner, and one of remarkable activities is fair treatment of laboratory wastes including hazardous-chemical materials. Complying with EU (European Union) regulations, wastes are separated and taken out based on their risks and energy costs for treatment. They also pay an attention on recovering valuable scrap metal, such as copper, aluminum and so on, from wasted machines to make a profit. Their management system is regarded as great guide for universities in Japan to reduce not only risks of hazardous wastes but also environmental load brought out by academic activities.

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© 2016 Academic Consociation of Environmental Safety and Waste Management,Japan
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