Staff: reduce, reuse, recycle
The Circular Economy is about transitioning from a ‘take-make-dispose’ linear approach to resource use, to systems that encourage reuse and extraction of maximum value before returning resources to the biosphere.
Find out about suggestions to help you reuse, how you can recycle using University bins and learn about how you can save paper. It is best to follow the waste hierarchy:
|1. Prevent waste|
|2. Prepare for reuse|
Only dispose of an item if none of the above is possible.
|Know your bins||
Visit the Waste Office's 'know your bins' page to find out what you can dispose of in which bin to increase the quantity and quality of recycling.
|Find out where to put a specific item||If you’re not sure in which bin to put something, search this page for the item to find out. If you are unsure, contact the Waste Office.|
|Ordering and consuming less is the easiest way to cut down on waste.||If you are ordering items then try and consolidate ordering so you use less packaging. You can do this by ordering less frequently, or ordering for the whole building, school or department.|
|Consolidate your materials||Making an inventory or having a stationery amnesty, can make sure you don’t order excess and get the most out of your current things.|
Join Warp It
Carry reusable items
Use less paper
Take things further
|Work with your friends and colleagues to reduce food waste.||
You can organise fridge checks, share food and order less catering. Discuss your options for food waste recycling by contacting the Waste Office.
|Set up a Terracycle point||
Terracycle points can be used to recycle items that cannot go in normal University recycling bins like crisp packets, biscuit wrappers and gloves. If you don't want to set up a point yourself, you can also find out where your nearest point is.