"waste" blog posts

It's Recycle Week!

It's Recycle Week!

Recycle Week, running from 16th-22nd October, is an annual event designed to celebrate and promote the benefits of recycling. Celebrating its 20th year, Recycle Week was created by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme), a registered charity who work with businesses, communities and individuals to achieve a Circular Economy.

Posted on: 16 October 2023

Tackling food poverty and reducing food waste on campus

Tackling food poverty and reducing food waste on campus

World Hunger Day is observed on 28th May to raise awareness of chronic hunger at the global level and an opportunity for all of us around the world to play our part in ending world hunger, for good.

Posted on: 25 May 2023

Transforming the plastics industry for a circular economy

Transforming the plastics industry for a circular economy

Last month, our Circular Economy Manager, Rhiannon Hunt joined a workshop with international research project, TRANSFORM-CE, to explore how we might navigate to a more circular future for plastics.

Posted on: 16 March 2023

Top tips for reducing waste at Christmas

Top tips for reducing waste at Christmas

From cardboard and wrapping paper, to food and plastic packaging, the Christmas period can generate a significant amount of waste.

Posted on: 19 December 2022

Recycling and the circular economy

Recycling and the circular economy

The University’s Sustainability Strategy sets out a number of key targets in relation to reducing waste by 50% and embedding a circular economy across all University operations. To help us achieve these targets, two new roles have been established in the Environmental Sustainability team in FRCS. We caught up with Dr Rhiannon Hunt, Circular Economy Manager and Sam Hay, Waste and Recycling Officer, to find out more.

Posted on: 29 November 2022