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

In May 2018, more than 3,000 people told us their thoughts on plastic waste.

Read about the survey


About the challenge




We throw away more than 1.5 million plastic drinks bottles and coffee cups each year on campus.





You've told us you want to see change. Here are the actions we've taken in response.

Case Studies




Discover how we're re-investing the money we raise through the Latte Levy into sustainable initiatives.





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

What would you like to do?

Find a fountain

Apply for WasteNott funding

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Learn more...


Sustainability Team

Estate Office
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

email: wastenott@nottingham.ac.uk