The University of Cagliari is at the forefront of the development of projects that aim to recycle and recover materials otherwise destined to be disposed of as waste.

The guidelines for waste management and the implementation of the circular economy are those laid down in the so-called European waste hierarchy: reduction, reuse, recycling, collection, recovery.
 

UniCa's concrete actions

On the subject of responsible management of urban waste, the University is committed to achieving a useful implementation of the service, consistent with the new rules for separate waste collection

On the subject of limiting the production of waste, also addressed by the Resources and Waste Working Group in the RUS area, the University has made a decisive contribution to the drafting of a set of regulations to encourage the reuse of disused university movable property by means of free transfer to specific authorised parties, such as the Red Cross, educational institutions, and non-profit social organisations, in accordance with the provisions of specific Italian legislation and in full compliance with the principles of the circular economy and the so-called 'waste hierarchy'.

With reference to the management of special waste, the undertaken initiatives have led to the rationalisation of the process, and to an efficient cataloguing and knowledge of the waste produced, its origin and responsibility for it, improving the prevention of environmental or safety risks, and in general of non-compliance in management.

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The project on reuse through free transfer of disused assets
The University of Cagliari is at the forefront of efforts to promote the reuse of disused university furniture, in full compliance with the principles of the circular economy.
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The European Waste Reduction Week (SERR)
The initiative aims to promote awareness-raising actions on sustainability and proper waste management.
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Sustainable Procurement: Green Public Procurement (GPP) and Minimum Environmental Criteria (CAM)
The two instruments contribute to achieving the objectives of key European strategies such as resource efficiency and the circular economy.
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Social criteria in public procurement
With socially responsible public procurement, the university promotes employment opportunities, decent work, social inclusion and achieves greater compliance in social standards.