—Strategies to minimise pollution and environmental
damage must start with the training of students ready to take
their places in industry. These case studies show that by
immersing students in the practicalities of waste management,
they acquire a deeper understanding of the wider principles of
pollution control. Degree students had to climb into waste bins,
analyse the contents and research recycling opportunities. To
investigate the extent to which this process had made an impact
on them, they completed a questionnaire which explored their
attitudes in relation to waste management and to the way in
which they had been introduced to the topic. A second case study
examined the views of International students about
sustainability. Both studies showed that they considered the
subject valuable and would apply wider principles of
sustainability once they were employed in their chosen
profession and in their own countries.
—Waste management, pollution control, product
life-cycles, quadruple bottom line, vocational education.
The authors are with Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New
Zealand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Mary Panko and Rashika Sharma, "Integrating Waste Management and Pollution Control in Tertiary Vocational Education Programmes: Case Studies," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 228-231, 2016.