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Category Archive: Waste and Recycling

  1. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:59pm

    Donate food to your local foodbank this Christmas

    Data recently published from the Tressel Trust, who run 17 foodbanks in the Manchester area, show that 22,739 food boxes were handed out between April and September this year. That is the equivalent of 125 people a day visiting a foodbank, with around half of those in need being children.*   Where can I donate? This […]

  2. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:46pm

    Green Gown winners announced

    Last week 320 sustainability leaders gathered at Brunel’s Old Station in Bristol to hear Dr Andrew Garrad, Chairman of Bristol 2015 European Green Capital, announce the winners of the 2015 Green Gown Awards. Our Waste & Recycling Team were in attendance with our partners from the University of Manchester awaiting the results. We had been […]

  3. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:46pm

    Top Recyclers!

    From the 23-25th November, recycling checks were carried out in MMU Student Living – in Birley, Cambridge, Cavendish and Booth.   320 kitchens were checked, with the help of Student Sustainability Ambassadors and Residential Advisors. Residents were left feedback cards so they could see how they were doing, as well as little incentives for top […]

  4. Friday, 30th October 2015 at 10:31am

    Calling all fashion revolutionaries!

    This November, a series of five uniquely themed public events curated by Fashion Revolution will take place in partnership with leading universities across the UK to highlight the pressing issues in the global fashion industry and encourage young people to become part of the solution. The Arts and Speaker Tour will land here at MMU on Thursday […]

  5. Thursday, 29th October 2015 at 4:09pm

    Top recyclers win prizes in Student Living

    Each term The Environment Team with the help of our Student Sustainability Ambassadors will visit kitchens in Halls and score recycling efforts are residents.  We will let residents know how well they are doing by leaving feedback (and a little something for top recyclers!) We want to help residents recycle more so will make sure all kitchens have all that is needed […]

  6. Thursday, 27th August 2015 at 9:52am

    New waste and recycling systems

    As part of the MMU Environment Team commitment to provide staff and students with the resources to recycle, we are providing three new operational services for waste and recycling. These new initiatives will not only reduced our impact from the waste we generate but also provide enhanced service provision, ensure we are legally compliant and […]

  7. Friday, 31st July 2015 at 11:07am

    Zero Waste 2015 – tonnes donated!

      It has been another brilliant year for our Zero Waste campaign: 2300 bags of clothes and other items donated to the British Heart Foundation since April. 230kg (36 stone) of food has been collected and donated to the Central and South Central food banks. 300 duvets for the Dog’s Trust, Manchester.   British Heart Foundation […]

  8. Wednesday, 29th April 2015 at 12:32pm

    Pack For Good – make packing easier by donating unwanted stuff

      Reduce stress and save time and money We have teamed up with the British Hearth Foundation to make things easier for you with our brand new Pack For Good campaign. Save time and money by donating your unwanted stuff rather than packing, moving and unpacking it again just to have it sit in a cupboard […]

  9. Thursday, 26th March 2015 at 3:17pm

    Welcoming Goodstock to Manchester

    THE Oxford Road Corridor welcomed a new enterprise in January, youth charity vInspired opens the doors to its first charity shop, Goodstock. Located on Oxford Road, Manchester in the heart of the student district, Goodstock is an exciting new charity shop and event space with young people at its heart. All stock is carefully selected from […]

  10. Thursday, 26th March 2015 at 1:11pm

    How clutter happens (and what can I do?)

    “A tidy home makes for a tidy mind” apparently, or so says a survey conducted by Russell Research which found that 91% of respondents felt ‘overwhelmed’ by a ‘cluttered’ house. There are loads of excuses to keep stuff- ‘you never know when you might need it’, ‘it’s sentimental’, ‘I paid good money for it’, and […]