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In 2021 the university appointed a new principal contractor for the collection of non-hazardous and hazardous waste on site. The contractor created a clear three waste stream approach to waste management, General Waste, Dry Mixed Recycling and Glass collection, which has increased the on site recycling.
This plan is lead by:
Helen Rutherford, Head of Sustainable Campus Operations
This plan is enabled by:
Waste is minimised and recycling is maximised by providing properly segregated recycling in all buildings and outdoor spaces. Furniture and fixtures and fittings are reused and recycled wherever possible, proudly displaying a tag saying ‘Recycled’.
Progress status: GREEN
Operational waste (excluding construction waste) has reduced from 70kg per staff/student FTE in 2018/19 to 55.3kg per staff/student FTE in 2021/22. 100% of waste continues to be diverted from landfill. The percentage of waste recycled has increased from 12% in 2018/19 to 33% in 2021/22.
Operational priorities for 2023/24
StudentCrowd University Awards 2022
Complete University Guide 2022
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023
Research Excellence Framework 2021
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