In order to encourage more individuals to recycle their waste,many floors at Anna van Buerenplein have set up collective recycling stations. Although the rules of floor recycling differ from floor to floor, waste is usually collected in a common area and later brought to the nearest recycling station by a couple of volunteers. Some floors use recycling bins, others agree on a time at which trash is collected and taken out.
Waste separation contributes to reducing the amount of waste by allowing a part of it to be recycled. Additionally, the initiative of collective recycling makes it easier and more accessible, thus encouraging students to participate. Doing something good for the planet brings students together, further shaping a tight community.
Sustainable Cities and Communities: By making recycling easier and turning it into a group task, the initiative helps build a sustainable community.
Responsible Consumptionand Production: Thanks to floor recycling which encourages inhabitants to participate more waste stays within the circular economy instead of being discarded at a landfill.
Climate Action: Recycling waste enhances the circular economy and helps prevent the further CO2 emissions released by certain materials.