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 dispose of an item if none of the above is possible.

First steps

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.


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

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.

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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