Social Responsibility and Sustainability


Find out more about the projects we are undertaking to help the contribute towards the transition to a circular economy.

#ZeroWaste UoE: a new campaign to reduce waste at the University

#ZeroWasteUoE is a new University-wide campaign to encourage staff and students to waste less, reuse more and recycle effectively.

IT reuse

PC reuse
Unwanted machines are removed from a department, securely wiped, upgraded with appropriate software and hardware, and passed on to another area that needs them.

Warp It

Warp It is the University's internal reuse network, an online platform similar to eBay that allows staff and PhD students within our organisation to redistribute surplus goods.

Staff help University to save over £720,000 by reusing items Join Warp It

Sustainability Champion network

Sustainability Champions are staff and student volunteers who provide a point of contact for various aspects of social responsibility and sustainability, including how to minimise waste.

Staff: Become a Sustainability Champion Students: Become a Sustainability Champion

Research and innovation

For us, treating the University as a Living Lab means using our own academic and student research capabilities to solve social responsibility and sustainability issues relating to our infrastructure and practices.

Circular Economy report

Partnerships with external organisations

We are building relationships with resource efficiency related organisations around Edinburgh including: