The Four Corners of Waste Management Sustainability
Received Date: February 22, 2020; Published Date: March 02, 2020
The four coners of sustainability are connected. A push on one corner will affect the other corners. Campus infrastructure, energy, climate and air-water-soil provide basic information of the university’s consideration towards green environment. Parking area, campus smart buildings, ground cover, drainage systems for reducing soil erosion and runoff, number of students including online students, number of academic faculty and staff and university budget for sustainability impact waste management. Buildings account for 40% of the energy and 72% of the electricity used in the United States. Buildings also account for 16% of United States water consumption, 40% of all material flows and produce up to 40% of waste in landfills depending on the region.