Zero Waste

Policy Goals

  • Campuses will achieve zero waste (defined as 90% diversion from landfill).
  • Campuses will reduce per capita municipal solid waste generation to 25% below fiscal year 2015-16 levels by 2025, and 50% below fiscal year 2015-16 levels by 2030.
  • The University is committed to the reduction and elimination of single-use items such as plastic bags, single-use plastic foodware accessory items and single-use plastic beverage bottles. 
  • By 2020, the University will prohibit the sale, procurement and distribution of packaging foam.


See UC's progress toward this goal in the Annual Report on Sustainable Practices


My Last Trash Website Link

Website that provides resources for UC's Zero Waste by 2020 communications campaign.