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.