Zero Waste

Policy Goals

  • Divert 90% of municipal solid waste from the landfill at each campus.
  • 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 at each campus.
  • Reduce and eliminate single-use plastics items such as bags, foodware accessory items and beverage bottles.
  • Prohibit the sale, procurement and distribution of packaging foam by 2020.


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.