The University embraces the principles of participating in a circular economy. In addition to integrating sustainability into its procurement procedures, the University commits itself to reuse available materials before making new purchases.
Reuse of furnishings and IT workstations
The University created a new procedure to reduce waste by cataloguing and storing unused materials with viable technical and aesthetic functionality. Thanks to this procedure, 200 new workstations were set up in 2020, reusing only assets already in the warehouses at other University locations.
Refurbished notebooks for staff and students
In the same logic, as part of the contributions and measures designed to support its community following the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has agreed to purchase remanufactured notebooks at subsidized prices. The agreement satisfies both students and staff taking part in Smart Working conditions.
Other initiatives to promote reuse and recycling
Reuse, recycling, and upcycling at the University include the daily choices made in administrative offices. For example, as far as communication activities are concerned, reusable printed products (such as posters and signs) use FSC-certified paper, innovative cellulosic material, or combined upcycled products created from the waste of foodstuff or leather. Similarly, gadgets made for festivals and events can be graphically adapted to make them usable in subsequent editions (for example, omitting the dates).