Environmental question

Anonymous submitted on

Thursday 9th August 2018


Hi there,

I just wanted to know what plans have been made to reduce (plastic) waste throughout the university.

Also in 2016 I lived in glen erye halls in which my flat was very bad at recycling and there was no food waste bin- although there was ALOT of food waste in a flat of 10 people! I dont know if halls recycling has been improved since 2016, but if not, when will it be improved and more encouraged?


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Fleur Walsh submitted on

Thursday 1st November 2018


Hey there,

Thank you for your You Make Change question. I have liaised with residences who have given this response.

In halls mixed recycling, food waste and separate glass bins are provided in every flat.  We also have areas externally for donations to the British Heart Foundation at the end of term as well as food donation points.  In addition we provide separate bins for electrical waste as well.  We run Recycling Action Week every year including Halls Roadshow at the start of term to engage students in sustainability and recycling in halls.  We recently gathered further feedback from students in halls on recycling and have implemented new communications and new trials in a number of blocks as a result of this feedback.

If you’d like to discuss more about halls, please don’t hesitate to email me at vpengage@susu.org. If you have more questions about sustainability on campus, feel free to email Isabella at vpwelfare@susu.org!


Kind regards,

Fleur Elizabeth Walsh

VP Engagement