Waste and recycling
In the 2022/23 academic year the University produced a total of 2,512 tonnes of waste, of which 46% was recovered on site for recycling with further off site processing resulting in just under 10% being disposed via landfill. Over the years we have seen a significant reduction in the proportion of our waste that ends up in Landfill, in line with our Policy. 2022/ 23 saw the amount of food waste collected increase to 96 tonnes (up from 63 tonnes in 2021/22). Our food waste is processed locally by an anaerobic digester in Colwick. 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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