Staffordshire University introduces desktop recyclers for staff

To help increase recycling rates on campus, Staffordshire University has supplied desktop recyclers to all staff, replacing personal office bins.

Desktop Recycler

The desktop recyclers, which are made from recycled plastic, have been placed on every desk and workspace to collect personal waste and recycling throughout the day.

We have been working really hard to improve our recycling rates on campus. Last year, we started a new waste management contract with Biffa and increased the number of large recycling bins on campus. This has already significantly reduced the amount of waste going to landfill and increased the amount we recycle.

Helen Rutherford, Head of Campus Facilities Management at Staffordshire University

The desktop recyclers, which are made from recycled plastic, have been placed on every desk and workspace to collect personal waste and recycling throughout the day.

Staff can then empty these into the correct communal bins in office and kitchen areas at the end of the day. Every office space and kitchen area have waste bins which cater for both waste streams in operation at the University, with one part for mixed recycling and the other part for general waste.

The bins are clearly labelled to ensure that everything that can be recycled, is placed in the correct bin. Mixed recycling includes clean plastic bottles and containers, paper, cardboard, cans, and tins.

Helen Rutherford, Head of Campus Facilities Management at Staffordshire University, said: “We have been working really hard to improve our recycling rates on campus. Last year, we started a new waste management contract with Biffa and increased the number of large recycling bins on campus. This has already significantly reduced the amount of waste going to landfill and increased the amount we recycle.

“We’re also on a mission to improve our internal recycling, and by introducing the desktop recyclers, we hope to make it easier for everyone to recycle and know what waste goes where. By using the desktop recyclers and ensuring they recycle anything that can be, staff are helping Staffordshire University continue to become more sustainable.”

 

 

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