Waste and recycling
The University of Nottingham produces around 3,000 tonnes of waste each year. Historically the majority of this has gone to landfill, but we have worked hard to reduce the waste we produce and maximise recycling. As a result, we’ve significantly increased our recycling rate from 5% in 2005 to 99% in 2017/18 (includes recovery by the waste contractor). We want to do more - and with your help we can.
We're reducing landfill waste by...
The best way to stop sending waste to landfill is to stop producing so much waste in the first place. Think before you buy items and try to reduce the amount of consumables you use.
Good purchasing checklist
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