Sustainable Materials

4.Sustainable Materials

Using sustainable and healthy products, such as those with low embodied energy,sourced locally, made from renewable or waste resources

AIM:

Use sustainable products that incorporate the principles of sustainable design including: the elimination of waste and toxicity,durability, bio mimicry, and renew ability.

HOW?

Buy refillable, renewable and reusable products where possible. Explore becoming a Fair Trade campus and ensure our sustainable practices are also supported by our tenants. We will also encourage research into sustainable materials and product design.

Unitec is already procuring products and services with environmental performance as part of the criteria. To formalise this as an institution wide approach Unitec has drafted a new sustainable procurement policy guideline. Our focus is on using environmentally sustainable products and services where possible and we will work closely with our suppliers to improve our current practices.

TARGETS:

  • Reduce paper consumption by a further 50% by 2020
  • 90% of purchases in accordance with Sustainable Procurement Policy by 2020
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