The University of California will strive to achieve sustainable water systems through reduction of potable water, efficient irrigation systems, and drought tolerant planting selections, and turf removal.
Compost Recycling Bins
Diners at Glen Mor 2 Market and Scotty's are asked to separate their compostable materials from recyclable materials. Additionally, the Highlander Union Building (HUB) uses only compostable utensils and participate in the coffee grind compostable program
UC Sustainable Practices Policy call for all campuses to reach Net Zero Waste Diversion by 2020. The Transfer Station provides a central location for collecting, weighing, and sorting waste. Scales enable the campus to determine the amount of waste each building on campus is generating and what percentage is recycled or composted.
UCR's Residential Restaurants save water and energy, reduce food waste, and lower dependency on cleansers by serving properly portioned meals and removing trays.
Recycling in laboratories is also possible: all non-contaminated plastics, aluminum foils and other papers can be recycled, as well as gloves and Styrofoam. Genomics is the first building that has implemented a comprehensive recycling program in all laboratories and recycle close to 300 pounds a month.