International Day of Zero Waste

On 14th December 2022 the UN proclaimed 30th of March as International Day of Zero Waste. To highlight and focus on encouraging individuals, governments, and organisations around the world to take a proactive stance in dealing with the reduction of waste products that are non-recyclable, and have a direct impact on the environment and ecosystems they are disposed in.

By prioritizing the idea of sustainability, we can reduce and one day completely eradicate the need for landfill sites, and the disposing of harmful chemicals and products into the air via incinerators or releasing products into water systems. This will in turn will reduce the impact we have on the environment.

Edinburgh Napier working towards zero waster

You can see how Edinburgh Napier University is working towards Environmental Sustainability and reducing waste by following this link: Reducing Waste (

Or read about how our lab technician Lisa McMillan and technical assistant Jo Brown pioneered a new recycling initiative that has to date (December 2022) re-routed 3,000kg of plastic from general waste to dry mixed recycling. See more by using this link Lab Plastic Recycling Project ( or see the you tube video here Edinburgh Napier University | SAS | Lab Recycling? Yes, really! – YouTube

To find out more about International Day of Zero Waste visit the United Nations webpage International Day of Zero Waste at the following link: Β Zero Waste Day | United Nations

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Photo source: Ravin

by Mo Almas