Since 2012, the PNRPU has been implementing the Green Polytechnic Program, the purpose of which is to reduce the environmental load from the daily activities of university employees and students, and to form an environmentally oriented world view! Since 2016, Perm Polytechnic University has been included in the prestigious international environmental ranking of universities (UI GreenMetric World University Ranking), which is formed by the University of Indonesia.
We will do our best to give the IV International Scientific Conference "From Waste Management to Resource Recovery" the status of green conference! We would appreciate your approval of our efforts and your support. Here you will find some green tips that can be applied both during the conference and in everyday life.
If possible, please use public transport instead of the car! You can arrive to the conference venue using the following public transportation lines in Perm:
- bus 3, 10, 14, 33, 41, 60, 68
- trolleybus 1, 5
- tram 4, 7, 11
You need to go to the stop "October Square" or "TSUM".
A good alternative to road transport in the warm season is bicycles. Each educational building of PNRPU has a bicycle parking nearby.
Use the online calculator to calculate carbon dioxide emissions from different types of transport. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that is formed during fuel combustion. Plan your trip to reduce CO2 emissions. For example, to move over long distances instead of an airplane, you can choose a train. If you are traveling by car from another city, organize a joint trip for several people. In Perm, you can use car sharing service VORONA CAR.
Saving water during washing hands or dishes is very simple — you need to turn off the tap at times when you do not need water. Think about these numbers:
- A jet of water from an ordinary tap is more than 6 liters of water per minute;
- During the time when one person takes a shower, 95 liters of potable quality water flows directly into the sewer;
- Every day, taking a shower for 10 minutes, a person a year uses on average an amount of water equivalent to 100,000 glasses of drinking water;
- About 4 billion people, or 2/3 of the world's population, suffer from water shortages.
Hotels offer the service of daily towel change — all you need to do is to leave the used towel on the floor. If possible, please do not use this service daily. This way you reduce the consumption of water and detergents spent on washing.
Use local sources of light and energy — wall lamps, table lamps, floor lamps, part of the spotlights on the ceiling.
If you don’t need a computer for several hours, it’s better to turn it off than to put it into sleep or standby mode. A computer left in sleep mode consumes 2,600 kWh of electricity per year. At the minimum tariffs in the Perm Territory for 2019, this amount of electricity costs 5,000 rubles.
At night and before leaving the room, turn off the lights and electronic devices that do not regularly consume electricity (TV, computer, chargers for the phone, tablet, tracker, smart watch, headphones). In the hotel, before leaving, do not forget to turn off all electricity-consuming appliances with one common switch at the door of the room.
After the conference, we ask you to return the badge to the representatives of the organizing committee. We will replace the insert and reuse badges at the next conferences.
Carry drinks in your own bottles, which can be repeatedly filled. It is better to use special dense plastic bottles for this purpose. Use thermo mugs and lunch boxes. Foil and polyethylene used in disposable packaging lie on landfills for centuries.
When buying food, give preference to unpacked products — by weight or on tap, in plates, in cans.
Buy products in a package that can be recycled! These are aluminum cans, paper and cardboard, glass containers. Thereby you reduce the consumption of plastic and the volume of plastic waste.
Carry a canvas bag with you to put in the groceries you buy. This bag looks much more stylish than shapeless plastic bags! At the same time, you again contribute to reducing the amount of plastic waste.
Choose food manufacturers from your region. Delivery of such products requires minimal fuel costs, often they are cheaper and better quality than alternative products brought from afar.
Countrywide separate waste collection in our country is not yet practiced, but individual fractions of waste can be collected and handed over for recycling. You can separately collect paper and plastic bottles. Each building of the university has special containers for collecting waste paper and batteries. Usually they are located on the first floors of buildings.
Every month an action to collect recycled materials from students and staff is held at PNRPU. Waste paper, batteries, plastic, metal, glass are collected. A flea market is regularly organized, where everyone can exchange books, clothing and interior items. Announcements of the time of such campaigns are published in advance on the university website. The next environmental campaign “Recycle It” will be held during the conference.
In Perm, many types of waste are collected for processing in special points. You can hand over the following types of waste: waste paper, plastic bottles, metal cans, glass containers, mercury lamps, tires, batteries, office and household appliances. Reception points are open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 to 14.00. You can find out all the details by calling 254-04-21.
Addresses of waste collection points are listed below.
- Dzerzhinsky district — Stroiteley Str., 12;
- Industrial district — Sviyazeva Str., 58;
- Kirovsky district — Buksirnaya Str., 6;
- Sverdlovsk district — Neyvinskaya Str., 14;
- Motovilikhinsky district — Evgeny Permyak Str., 31/3.
The facts given below will help you understand the importance of separate waste collection.
- The energy that is saved when processing one glass bottle is enough to illuminate a room for 4 hours.
- One battery thrown into the bin when the case is destroyed contaminates 20 m2 of the surface with harmful substances. In the forest in this area can be located two trees, and two moles, one hedgehog and several thousand earthworms inhabit.
Paper vs. Digital media
During and after the conference, try to make the most of digital media instead of paper materials. Every time before printing out e-mails and various documents think about the need for printing and, if possible, avoid it. Print on drafts. 1 ton of paper saved is 13 tons of oil, 4100 kWh of electricity and 32 tons of water that are not spent on its production.
Electronic books use a special technology of electronic ink; The screen of such a book does not exert strain on the eyes. You can upload as many books as you like into one e-book and take it with you on trips. Please consider replacing paper books with electronic ones.
We try to minimize the volume of handouts at the conference. With the consent of the speakers, the presentations presented by them will be posted on this website upon the completion of the conference.
Please share these green tips with others!
Conference Organizing Committee