What We Do: Waste


What is Waste Management?

Waste management refers to the processes and activities involved in collecting, transporting, treating, and disposing of waste materials generated by human activities. Waste management aims to reduce the negative environmental and health impacts of waste while also recovering valuable resources from waste streams and promoting sustainability. Effective waste management requires a comprehensive and integrated approach that includes waste reduction and prevention and efficient collection, sorting, treatment, and disposal methods. By managing waste responsibly, we can minimise the negative impacts of waste on the environment and public health, conserve natural resources, and promote sustainability. 


What is Sunway Doing?


School of Hospitality and Management (SHSM) on Food Waste

As food waste continues to be a global and a pressing national concern, Sunway Young Chefs, part of SHSM, has verbatim taken matters into their own hands to repurpose edible food waste by turning them into a new dish. A digital cookbook based on this idea was published with 30 illustrated dishes. The cookbook has been announced as the national winner for the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, under the category of B14 Digital, B22 University Press and D01 Food Waste; and has recently been shortlisted for the Best of the World award which will take place in Umea, Sweden this year.

Automatic Waste Management Network/Database

This research project funded by Sunway University aims to explore the involvement of technology in managing household waste. The prototype from this study was used to conduct a user acceptance test target Sunway Property High-Rise Residential Buildings. With more than 96% positive response, this project is opening a new window to the next-gen household waste management facilities in High-rise buildings.


Micro-credential in Sustainable Waste Management  

Sunway University offers a unit in Sustainable Waste Management. The unit aims to curate students who thoroughly understand the socio-economic impact of waste and use it to tackle waste management issues that continue to surface. As waste management continues to become a national issue, Sunway embeds these concerns in our academic curriculum to support likeminded individuals who strive to make a change.


E-Waste Collection Day

E-Waste Disposal collection day is an important day that takes place on campus bi-annually. The purpose of this day is to not only mitigate the amount of e-waste ending up in the landfill, but also to educate young digital native students that there is a way to actively participate in sustainably managing their waste. While the collection day includes collection of small and large e-Waste items, collection points for small e-Waste items are available all throughout the year. It can be found at the Recycle Corners across campus that are accompanied with a clothes bin and shoe bin. Our campus works to become a breeding ground for sustainable behaviour by providing our students with accessible practices.

Related Policies

Hazardous Waste Disposal
No Single-Use Plastic
Plastic Minimisation
Waste Separation
Landfill Policy


Activities / News

Toxic Waste Management

Sunway University is committed to reducing our impact to the environment. We achieve this by implementing policies and programmes which are monitored through regular audit processes.

The Last Straw Campaign 2019

Sunway Education Group launched the #TheLastStraw campaign on 13th July 2018, to drive awareness for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). The campaign seeks to address UNSDG Number 14 – Life Below Water, and has committed to stop selling water in single use plastic bottles…

Sunway Campus e-Waste Collection Day

Bi-annual campus e-Waste Disposal Collection day was carried out on 28 October 2021 during this new norm period. The campaign started off with a big e-Waste collection bin placed at Sunway University Building foyer from 26 - 28 October 2021 for staff and students to dispose their big e-Waste…