Cutting waste in the University's cafes
Across the University, the catering service has been doing everything it can to reduce waste and encourage reuse and recycling practices. Here’s a taster of the exciting schemes going on...
Improving recycling rates in PDN
Before 2015, the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (PDN) was facing challenges with recycling practices. Different-coloured recycling bins around the department were leading to confusion when throwing away waste, and the bins were generally too small for their purpose.
Helping staff to think before they print: the Faculty of Education
The chances of achieving a paperless office – at least in academia – remain remote. But after introducing a range of new technology – from iPads to print consolidation – the Faculty of Education has learned valuable lessons about how to encourage staff to print less. Here, the Faculty's Jay Pema passes on his top tips.
A simple but effective recycling intervention at Clare College
Clare College had declared in its Environmental Policy that it would maximise the proportion of waste that it recycled and minimise non-recyclable refuse. It also aimed to reduce the overall amount of waste produced across the college sites and make full use of the recycling facilities. What simple changes have been brought in to achieve these targets?
Recycling innovation at the North West Cambridge development
The North West Cambridge Development, a residential area of 3000 houses due to open in 2017, is to be the University’s largest development in its 800-year history. It also aims to be one of the most sustainable projects yet, with environmental sensitivity build into the design. In terms of waste management, the development plans to tackle the issue in an innovative way...