** Update ** Zero Waste from Halls campaign is now finished and we smashed last year's total! Great effort across the university reducing waste and helping a good cause.
Zero Waste from Halls campaign 2013 built upon the success of the previous two years. It is a waste reduction campaign working with the British Heart Foundation to help students donate unwanted items when leaving halls at the end of the year.
Donation bins were set up across campus, donation bags placed in student kitchens and a promotion campaign was ran (including free ice cream!). Over the 6 week campaign many students filled up bags and dropped them off for a weekly collection.
The quality of items donated was very high and the total volume was double that of the previous year.
A big thank you to all the students that helped out and donated items, you raised over 2.7 tonnes (482 bags) with a value of £ 9,640!
That’s enough to fund 2x 28 days of specialist Heart Failure nursing; changing the lives of around 340 heart failure sufferers.
Well done and thank you to everyone involved!
In addition to the Zero Waste from Halls campaign, there are also permanent bins that have been installed on campus which have now been changed from Books & Music to general donation points, where all your unwanted items can be donated.
So, if you find yourself mid-way through the year with some of these items to donate, simply take them to the red metal collection bins located outside ASV1 and outside the new residences.