Case studies and news
Read about examples of good practice to improve resource efficiency around the University.
Tackling food and packaging waste
- Over 12,000 reusable Keep Cups have been sold in University catering outlets since they were introduced in 2011
- Our waste cooking oil is recycled into bio-diesel
Sustainability Awards projects
All coffee grounds from University of Edinburgh cafes reused as soil conditioner
The soil conditioner is used by the University's Landscape team to improve the quality of the soil on the University estate.
Easter Bush water bottle project
Brian McTeir shares progress from Easter Bush's transition from bottled water to water fountains, and the strategy to reduce the amount of cups used at the fountains.
Marking essays electronically
Ian McNeill and Sue Renton at the School of Social and Political studies discuss how they improved the student experience and saved paper by switching to electronic marking.
An old incubator finds a new lease of life
Shirley Simpson at the Hospital for Small Animals, and Steve McLean at QMRI talk about how they saved money and space by finding a new use for old equipment.
Glove recycling in the School of Chemistry
Waste Management Officer Tim Calder explains the benefits to the School of Chemistry of implementing a glove recycling initiative.
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