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Recycling Awards

User AvatarPosted by Kathy Hopkin at 27/09/2012 14:22:02



Fingers crossed for tomorrow, as Aston are in the running for one of Birmingham's brand new Recycling Awards!

We've been nominated in the 'Best Reuse Scheme' category for the furniture reuse initiative that's been sucessfully running here since the end of 2011.

So far, around 135 items have been reused, which is equivalent to just over 2.5 tonnes of furniture!

Not only has this saved us an estimated £14,000 against purchasing new items, it also means we have saved on waste disposal costs and avoided harmful emissions being created by landfilling these items or transferring them to an alternative location to be dealt with.

If you have any questions about the scheme, or any other waste issues, get in touch via environment@aston.ac.uk.


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