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Barcelona campus is going green with Nozama!

Geneva Business School and Nozama: partners for a sustainable future

We are happy to announce our collaboration with Nozama for the new school year, as part of our mission of contributing to a sustainable society.

Nozama and Geneva Business School in Barcelona will work together towards sustainability on campus, with Nozama delivering coffee capsules to the school on a regular basis, recovering used capsules and other recyclable materials on delivery, to be washed, sorted, and prepared for recycling at Nozama’s green point. At the Nozama green point, people who are at risk of social exclusion carry out the triage of sorting materials. This means that by supporting Nozama, Geneva Business School is also contributing to positive social impact by supporting people in need.

Nozama ensures the recycling of all coffee capsules and recyclables that will be recovered from the school, as can be seen in a step by step process, using tracking technology. Geneva Business School will be the first school in Barcelona to track their recovered coffee capsules and other recyclable waste from the school, through the entire recovery and sorting process. Nozama QR codes allow the tracking of recyclable materials from one point to another, enabling the school to follow the journey of their recovered materials. This complete traceability is a guarantee that whatever materials are recovered will be taken to a recycling center and given a second life.

This exciting collaboration will lead, not only to more materials being recycled but will also reduce air pollution in the city of Barcelona, as Nozama only uses eco vehicles or bicycles to carry out deliveries. Barcelona records pollution levels and currently 98% and 68% of the population, respectively, may be exposed to harmful levels of suspended particulate matter (PM10) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) which causes a host of health problems, from respiratory illnesses to heart problems. Less polluting vehicles means cleaner air and improved quality of life for people in the city.

We are grateful to Nozama for providing such an efficient service and for sharing our values to change the world for the better. We are looking forward to a new service also available to our students, the Nozama marketplace, whereby students of the school can purchase ecological produce online to be delivered to their home.

Using the Nozama RaaS (Recycling as a Service) platform where all data is accumulated, we will be able to see the kilos of recycling materials (aluminum, plastic, etc) we have recovered, and kilos of C02 we have prevented from entering the atmosphere.

By 2030, the goal is to substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reusing materials.
Providing ways to reduce waste, create sustainable, circular solutions and jobs for the vulnerable is what Nozama green is achieving in Barcelona. Geneva Business School is committed to achieving these goals across our campus network through initiatives such as these. Read more about our corporate social responsibility and sustainability efforts here.The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal number 12, Responsible Consumption and Production, promotes resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green jobs, and a better quality of life for everyone.

André Vanyi-Robin, CEO and Founder and Lisa Heffernan, Marketing Manager at Nozama presenting to students at Industry Insights, Geneva Business School, Barcelona campus, February 2020

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