Several steps have been taken by NUST for reducing and treating waste, as about 2000 kilograms of waste is generated in NUST on daily basis. Therefore, to reduce the use of paper, faculty members of all programs of NUST provide their lectures on NUST Learning Management System (LMS) portal as soft copies. Most of the students read their lectures from those soft copies. Also, it has been decided by competent authorities of NUST to print paper on both sides while processing all letters, applications, forms, etc. being forwarded to Main Office, NUST. Moreover, e-office software has been launched and made mandatory for all offices and constituent institutions of the university, facilitating all internal communication including approval sheets to be generated in e-form. It is NUST policy to practice double sided printing for all necessary purposes. This has greatly helped reduce the use of paper in offices. There is a ban on the use of polythene (plastic) bags in NUST Main Campus for the past two years. Consumers use cloth bags while purchasing things from all stores of the campus. The vendors on campus sell all their items in paper bags. Mixed waste of about 2,000 kg is collected from all sources of NUST on daily basis either as commingled waste or segregated waste (paper, plastic, and organic). All the collected waste is brought to garbage transfer station (GTS) for segregation into recyclable and non-recyclable waste. The segregated recyclable waste is sold out to scrap shops from where it is sent to industries for reprocessing/recycling. This project is in collaboration with National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC) Pakistan


Segregated dustbins by NCPC


Segregated plastic bottles


Segregated plastic bottles

Flood relief project was initiated at NUST School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (SMME) which served 500 needy families with 1-month food supplies and 11 families with home construction supplies during floods of 2010, 2011 and 2013. “Plate se Pait Tak” is a student-run project, aimed for distribution of extra food prepared in restaurants among needy to reduce food waste. This program also focuses upon promoting sustainable food provision and creating awareness among people to avoid food wastage.


Plate se Pait Tak

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