The “Reuse Hoose” is a free event for staff and students to learn about the benefits of reusing and repairing items rather than sending them to landfill.
The University of Edinburgh work with many partners, social enterprises, charities and businesses to reduce our waste. By working together, the University ensures that as much waste as possible is diverted from landfill, and that items such as books, electrics and office equipment are reused or recycled.
To celebrate this, the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability in conjunction with the Waste & Recycling Department are holding the “Reuse Hoose” event in Potterrow Dome to provide staff and students with a chance to learn more about reducing, reusing and recycling, and to introduce them to some of the innovative partners we work with and their exciting reuse projects.
Tuesday 15th March, 10am - 2pm
Potterrow Dome, 5/2 Bristo Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL
* Fix their belongings (bike, phone, and computer)
* Get hold of freebies (food/furniture/clothes)
* Save money… and the planet
The event will also celebrate the work of the University’s voluntary Waste and Recycling Coordinators who work within their own departments to encourage resource efficiency and waste minimisation.
By allowing staff and students to get hands on repairing bikes, upcycling furniture and swapping clothes, the event aims to increase awareness of the benefits of the circular economy and what everyone from individuals to large organisations can do to help Scotland transition to a resource-efficient economy.
The University’s current targets are to send zero biodegradable waste to landfill by 2020.
This event is inspired by Pass it On Week.
For more information and slot bookings please contact Alan Peddie.