Waste Management to improve of condition in Kerman Graduate University of Technology

Document Type : Original Article

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Department of Environment, Institute of Science and High Technology and Environmental Sciences, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Kerman, Iran.

10.32598/JAEHR.10.1.1228

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Background: Green management is a major factor contributing to the sustainable development and improvement of organizational performance levels. Therefore, the development of university waste management with a green management approach can improve university sustainability indicators' environmental status and quality. This study aims to evaluate the Kerman Graduate University of Technology (KGUT) status of waste management.

Methods: In this study, using field visits, checklists, and interviews with managers and service personnel, the status of waste management in different KGUT buildings was investigated. A sampling of university waste was performed, and then the storage status of special wastes and tanks were examined. Finally, we tried to suggest solutions to improve the status of the waste management system.

Results and discussion: In this study, using Analytical Hierarchy Process the indicators were prioritized. Also, sampling and physical analysis of university waste was performed, and the amount of waste production was compared with other universities.

Results and Discussion: 21 indicators of impact on KGUT waste management were discussed and prioritized in three categories of educational, executive, and managerial measures. The per capita production of ordinary waste in the university was 233.5 grams per day, an average amount compared to other universities.

Conclusion: The management of hazardous waste in the university needs more attention, and improving the storage system and its disposal is the priority of corrective measures. An important step that is of great importance is training staff and students in the field of waste management, which can pave the way for many changes.

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