Reduce, Re-use, Recycle 
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At the University, there has been significant reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfill. Between 2009 and 2010 the amount of waste reduced by 20%, that's a staggering 90 tonnes saved in a year. Figures for 2011 show a further 23% reduction on the 2010 level.
There are a number of reasons for the reduction in landfill. These include:

  • Increased Recycling and Re-Use
  • Better Waste Segregation
  • Greater Awareness of Waste Legislation
  • Better Control of Waste Areas

The graph below provides the pattern of landfill reduction from 2009 to 2011. 

To find out about our Recycling activity and achievements click here.

We also have a site that helps to Re-use items rather than disposing of them. Please check the following link before buying anything new!: Re-Use Ads (internal only)

For further information regarding the University's waste management plans please contact your local Campus Services Manager.  

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