Circular resource system

Humankind’s economic system is designed around a linear path of extraction, processing, manufacturing, consumption and disposal. Nature does not use this process. Instead, nature’s process is circular. Through zero waste efforts日本一本道a不卡免费, ASU is helping the local and global transition to a circular economy of materials. For example, multiple partners collaborated to achieve a 99.7 percent construction demolition diversion rate on the Net Zero Energy Student Pavilion construction site. Through the project, a diversion and reuse hierarchy and processes were developed to repeat similar outstanding diversion rates in future demolition projects. Beyond diversion, a circular resource system seeks to achieve the highest reuse value (including economic, social and environmental values) for diverted resources.

Commitments:

  • Achieve 30 percent aversion by fiscal year 2025.
  • Achieve 90 percent diversion by fiscal year 2025.
  • Annually increase value of diverted materials in hierarchy of reuse.
  • Annually improve the aversion and re-circulation characteristics of products and services purchased.
  • Develop purchasing, aversion and diversion goals and metrics that community success by Dec. 31, 2018.

Purchasing

ASU’s sustainable purchasing policies help promote the transition to a circular resource system by promoting recycled content products, recyclable packaging, packaging take-back programs, biodegradable and compostable products, bio-based products, Forest Stewardship Council-certified or salvaged wood and reusable and durable products.

日本一本道a不卡免费ASU has shifted almost entirely to recycled content paper since 2007 while also dramatically reducing paper purchases despite dramatic growth in campus population. With its partner Canon, ASU has switched to 100 percent recycled paper in all public copy machines automatically prints double-sided.

Progress charts

日本一本道a不卡免费ASU continues to make significant progress in landfill waste reduction. In fiscal year 2017, ASU diverted 40.5 percent and averted 18.4 percent of landfill waste — over the fiscal year 2008 baseline.