Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
With nearly 24,000 students and more than 13,600 members of staff we can generate a considerable amount of waste
So managing this waste responsibly is a key focus. Our aim is to reduce the amount of waste created in the first place, and reuse and recycle as much as possible across the University. This in turn will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste disposal costs.
Did you know?
Since 2014, 100% of waste through our main waste contract has been diverted from landfill.
We are managing waste by:
- increasing the reuse of materials across the University through a sharing portal – WARPit.
- working with our waste service provider to increase recycling and to monitor and measure waste production.
- working in partnership with colleges, staff and students to develop solutions for reducing the University’s waste.
The waste hierarchy is a good way to think about how we manage waste. The best option is to prevent waste from being produced in the first place. The least preferred option is disposal or landfill.
The higher up the waste hierarchy our actions are, the better for the environment.
Reducing waste together
By taking simple steps, we can all reduce our impact on the environment and make savings at the same time. Whether you work, study or are visiting the University, we all need to play our part. Together we can become more responsible reducers, reusers and recyclers!
See below for how we: