Become a Tetra-Pak recycling point

Curtis Parfitt-Ford submitted on

Tuesday 21st June 2022


There are currently no places at all in Southampton where you can recycle Tetra-Pak or similar cartons (see This means that potentially huge amounts of otherwise recyclable packaging are going into household waste.

By becoming the first place in Southampton to offer carton recycling, SUSU would become a more tightly-integrated part of the city community, and also help students to be substantially more sustainable!


Here, you can view the complete set of official responses from the sabbatical officers regarding this submission.

Students' Union replied on

Monday 18th Jul 2022 6:17pm

Hi Curtis,


Thank you for this You Make Change submission! Apologies for the delay in response, we have been undergoing handover and induction of the new Sabbatical team over the past few weeks. 


I have checked with the University Estates team, and yes Lottie is correct, Tetra-packs can be recycled in the bins on Highfield Campus. I have added this to my list of items that need increased visibility regarding recycling on campus and within SUSU. Hopefully during your time as a highly valued Student Trustee you will be able to hear about my endeavors regarding this topic. 


I will now be closing this submission. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at


Oliver Murray

Union President 2022-2023


  • Forwarded to Union President

    Thursday 23rd Jun 2022 11:11am


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Lottie James commented on

Tuesday 26th Jul 2022 11:28am


"I have added this to my list of items that need increased visibility regarding recycling on campus and within SUSU."

Thank you for this, Ollie! It is super important that all students know they are able to recycle these materials on campus, as (if I recall correctly) you can't recycle tetra-packs in household recycling! 

Lottie James commented on

Saturday 2nd Jul 2022 12:08pm


Hi, just so you know, the University Estates team confirmed that Tetra-packs can be recycled in the recycling bins on Highfield Campus! 

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