The University has a legal requirement to pre-treat the waste it produces i.e. separating out all possible recyclable materials.
During the 2018-2019 academic year, the University produced over 375 tonnes of waste from its halls of residence, academic buildings, catering outlets and grounds, and recycled an estimated 52% through segregation of food waste, paper, card, plastic bottles, cans and glass (nb, this figure is likely to be an overestimation because the food waste and glass bins are an average weight per bin). This waste could have been minimised by following the waste hierarchy, which would have reduced both the cost to the University and the impact on the environment.
The waste hierarchy ranks waste management options according to what is best for the environment:
- Prevent producing waste in the first place
- Re-use (cleaning, repairing, refurbishing)
- Recycle what’s possible
- Recovery to produce energy and/or materials
- Disposal as a last resort
Bring your own mug when purchasing a drink or pay 25p for a single-use/disposable one
Pack for Good at the end of term
What to donate:
- Clothes, shoes and accessories
- Books, CDs, DVDs and games
- Small electrical items
- Crockery, cutlery and pans (home and kitchenware)
- NO dirty or broken items, pillows or duvets, knives, hangars, bikes and helmets
- Simply bag up your unwanted things in the donation bags provided
- Additional bags are available from the Security lodge
- Drop the bags off in the red collection banks in the Car Parks at Aigburth Park, Creative Campus (by Hopkins Hall), and at Hope Park (in the FML car park by Green Lane Buidling and in the HCA car park by Hope Park Sports)
- Whenever you fill your bags. The red collection banks are available now.
- Red British Heart Foundation red collection banks have been placed around campus