Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Find out about how you can recycle using University bins, get on board with reusables, and learn about simple actions you can take to save paper.

It is best to follow the waste hierarchy:

1. Prevent waste
2. Prepare for reuse
3. Recycle
4. Recover

 Only if none of the above are possible should an item be disposed of.

Find out more about  the Circular Economy at the University Find out what staff can do

Know your recycling

Recycling drawing Katie Chappell
Find out what can go in our bins, and how recycling works at the University.

Carry reusable items

Reusables drawing Katie Chappell
From reusable coffee cups to bags for life, there are lots of ways to cut down on throw away packaging and single use items.

Get involved with the SHRUB Swap and Re-use Co-op

SHRUB is a community co-operative and social enterprise run by volunteers which allows local people to swap and re-use everything from clothes and books to kitchen equipment and bikes.

Moving out?

SHRUB Co-op window
If you're moving out and have lots of things you no longer want, there are lots of ways you can make sure it goes to a good home.

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