This campaign gives you the opportunity to donate unwanted items such as clothes, electricals, books and furniture to British Heart Foundation 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 British Heart Foundation (BHF) charity shops, where they are sold on to make money. The money raised supports the lifesaving research and work of the BHF.
Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, 2021 has seen a remarkable effort from our students, both those living on campus and out in the community.
Together this year they have saved 2,819 bags with a combined total of more than 22,000 tonnes of waste from being sent to landfill – the equivalent of 229,462 kg CO2 emissions – and have raised £39,466 for the charity.
This contribution is in addition to the 9,280 bags collected by Nottingham City Council, representing 74.2 tonnes of waste – the equivalent of 755,540 kg CO2 emissions – which has raised £129,920.
Since first becoming involved in the initiative, goods donated by Nottingham students have raised a staggering £1,257,193 for the charity and have saved the equivalent weight of 119 African elephants in waste being sent to landfill.
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