lobby the University to support the Crisp Packet Project

Lottie James submitted on

Saturday 2nd July 2022

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More info: https://crisppacketproject.com/


Responses

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Students' Union replied on

Wednesday 17th Aug 2022 6:27pm

I am unsure how old they are, the packets that we aren't able to use for the Crisp Packet Project can be recycled if viable though!

Students' Union replied on

Wednesday 17th Aug 2022 2:30pm

Hi Lottie,

 

The wooden crates in the entrance to Building 42 SUSU concourse are where we collect the packets. Roughly every month we skim off the top to prevent an overflow. What we remove is recycled correctly at locations throughout Southampton, with Portswood Sainsburys being the primary location. 

 

Hope this helps clarify!

Students' Union replied on

Tuesday 16th Aug 2022 1:52pm

Hi Lottie,

 

I have handed this project over to Southampton Hub who have kindly agreed to take this on as one of their programmes. The current plan is in February they will be putting on an event where they clear out our stored packets which have been in there for years. These packets will be prepared and sent to the Crisp Packet Project!

 

I am going to close this submission now. If you have any further questions please feel free to get in contact with me at president@soton.ac.uk

 

All the best,

 

Oliver Murray

Union President 2022-2023

Students' Union replied on

Monday 15th Aug 2022 4:23pm

Hi Lottie,

 

I have asked the Southampton Hub committee if they would be willing to take this on as one of their programmes. They will be meeting as a committee in the next few days to discuss, I will keep you updated!

 

All the best,

 

Oliver Murray

Union President 2022-2023

Students' Union replied on

Friday 12th Aug 2022 1:51pm

Hi Lottie,

 

Thank you for this 'You Make Change' submission!

 

I have had a discussion with Estates and they have said "Walkers closed the TerraCycle Crisp Packet project in April this year. They now advise that crisp packets are dropped off at one of over 3,500 supermarkets that now offer collection of flexible plastics at the front of stores. The University and The Students Union, both introduced crisp packet recycling schemes in 2018.  The University pilot was not successful, despite having a number of highly visible bins located in high footfall areas in the Library and other selected buildings.  I do not have any details of the success (or otherwise) of the SU scheme.". 

 

I will be discussing with our COO the best course of action with the ongoing collection of crisp packets we have in the SUSU concourse. I did suggest supporting the Crisp Packet project with these collections. However, we determined that logistically it was not feasible for SUSU to take this on with the procedures described on the website you kindly provided. This could on the other hand, be taken up by a society that is recycling and humanitarian focused. I will present this to our VP Activities to see if it could be taken up. Updates will be provided on this YMC submission page. 

 

All the best,

 

Oliver Murray

Union President 2022-2023

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Lottie James commented on

Wednesday 17th Aug 2022 4:22pm

 

Ok, ok... but does that mean there are VERY old crisp packets chilling at the bottom of the bins!?

Lottie James commented on

Tuesday 16th Aug 2022 4:37pm

 

Ollie, I'm very concerned that there's just a storage room filled with crisp packets!?

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