Sustainable waste management requires us to reduce the waste that we produce and divert as much waste from the landfill as possible
Addressing sustainability and waste requires an in-depth examination of our resource use from extraction to disposal. IU believes there are better alternatives to landfills. We are committed to diverting as much waste as possible through reuse, recycling, and composting, all while maintaining our focus on the most sustainable waste management technique—reduction.
From ensuring that every trash can on campus is paired with a recycling bin, to making progress toward implementing "Zero Waste" game days, and even incentivizing behavior change with discounts for reusable cups through dining facilities, IU is making strides towards 50% waste diversion by 2020.