WasteNott — the plastics challenge

Case studies

In September 2018, we introduced the Latte Levy, adding a charge of 20p to every hot drink that is purchased in a disposable hot drinks cup from University outlets. In the same token, customers who present their own reusable cups when purchasing a hot drink are offered a 20p discount, making an overall potential saving of 40p.

Since then, we’ve generated more than £60,000 from the levy, money which we’ve used to set up the WasteNott Fund -  re-investing in innovative and exciting sustainability-based case studies.


Current case studies

Reducing use of problematic single-use plastics


The Atrium at Jubilee Campus is now trialling the removal of problematic single-use plastics and disposables.

Reducing the use of plastic water bottles

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During summer months the university runs some of its major events. Find out how we've reduced our use of plastic water bottles.



Introducing new ways to shop sustainably 


A new zero-waste shop has opened at the University, offering a range of goods that are completely free from single-use plastic packaging.


Sustainability Team

Estate Office
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

email: sustainability@nottingham.ac.uk