WasteNott — the plastics challenge

A campaign to reduce single-use plastics across our UK campuses.
The University of Nottingham.


Our goal is to reduce single-use plastic waste across our campuses. 

Millions of drinks bottles, coffee cups and other items are used once then thrown away every year at the University of Nottingham. 

By raising awareness and providing easy-access alternatives, we think we can make a big difference.

The survey

Over 3,000 people told us their thoughts on plastic waste.

Read about the survey


About the challenge


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We throw away over two million plastic drinks bottles and coffee cups each year on campus.

Our targets


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You've told us you want to see change, and how you can help us achieve it.

News and updates


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Discover how members of the University are getting involved.





Some more online resources to help you reduce your plastic waste.

What you like to do?

Find a fountain

Apply for WasteNott funding

View FAQs

Learn more...


Featured resource


Ever wondered how much plastic you use?

The results of this calculator may surprise you.

(source: www.greenpeace.org.uk)




Sustainability Team

Estate Office
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

email: wastenott@nottingham.ac.uk