Collection of recyclable waste

Collecte des déchets recyclable

As part of its sustainable development policy, AMU wishes to implement the selective collection of waste produced. The management strategy is in line with the 3Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle.

1. Waste management objectives within AMU

  • Reduce waste production at source because the easiest waste to treat is the one that has not been produced;
  • Reuse all or part of the products before they become waste;
  • Recycle raw materials and transform waste into secondary raw material.

2. Types of waste generated within AMU that may be covered by this policy

  • Office papers
  • Archives and archive boxes
  • The boxes
  • Printer cartridges: inkjet and laser
  • WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) such as computer equipment and peripherals
  • Neon lights and bulbs
  • Bottles and cups
  • Aluminium cans

This policy can only be implemented through selective collection within AMU. This is why the renewal of contracts is an opportunity to include a clause encouraging the supplier to set up selective collection. The reflection concerns a global management of selective waste collection at a lower cost. The areas impacted by this selective collection will be: administrative services, classrooms, research laboratories and convivial areas.

3. Misconceptions about logos

Know how to recognize and understand logos:

Logo de l'anneau de Moebius, symbole du recyclageLogo de l'anneau de Moebius, symbole du recyclage, avec indication du pourcentage

This Moebius ring is the symbol of recycling. The products that display it, or their packaging, are recyclable. Nevertheless, they will be recycled if the collection system or recycling channel exists and if the sorting instructions are properly followed.
The number inside the ring indicates the percentage of recycled material already in the product.

Logos représentant les symboles d'identification des matériaux

This are symbols for identifying materials. They are used to identify materials when sorting used products and their packaging in order to promote recycling. They therefore do not presume the effective recycling of the product that carries them.

Logo des entreprises partenaires du programme français de valorisation des emballages ménagers

This logo does NOT mean that the product is recyclable.
It appears on 95% of our packaging... It just makes it possible to recognize a partner company of the French household packaging recovery program. It does not mean that the products are recyclable.

4. Collections organised within AMU

  • Collection of office furniture
  • Paper collection
  • Collecting toners, printer cartridges
  • Waste Collection of Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Free transfer of computers to university staff
  • Collection of used batteries
  • Collection of water fountain cups
sustainable development and social responsibility SD/RS
waste material
selective sorting