Pack for Good
This campaign gives you the opportunity to donate unwanted items such as clothes, electricals, books and furniture to British Heart Foundation (BHF) collection banks on campus and in the local community.
As students vacate their Nottingham homes at a similar time each year, waste management needs to be taken into consideration. Since 2012 the University of Nottingham has joined forces with Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham City Council to support the Pack for Good campaign.
The donated items — which would otherwise likely have ended up in landfill — are taken to BHF charity shops, where they are sold on to make money. The money raised supports the lifesaving research and work of the BHF.
2022 saw a remarkable effort from our students, both those living on campus and out in the community.
Two thousand, two hundred and fifty one bags were collected in 2022 with a combined total of more than 18 tonnes of waste prevented from being sent to landfill – the equivalent of 106,286 kg's of CO2 emissions. This contribution is in addition to the 13,237 bags collected by Nottingham City Council, representing 105.9 tonnes of waste – the equivalent of 625,013 kg's of CO2 emissions – which has raised £129,920.
Since first becoming involved in the initiative, goods donated by Nottingham students have raised a staggering £1,608,273 for the charity and have saved the equivalent weight of 131 African elephants in waste being sent to landfill.
Read the report