A Hi Vis Hello!

Ever wondered who is behind the UoN Sustainability social media posts? As of October, it’s normally me! My name  is Meg and I’ve recently joined the university’s sustainability team as a communication and engagement assistant. I’m a third year Natural Sciences student, on the Maths and Physics pathway. My hobbies include yoga, eating and spending …

The macro problem of a ‘micro’ pollutant

Tom Stanton, PhD researcher in the School of Geography and Faculty of Engineering, outlines his research on microplastics. From the upstream reaches of rivers to the remote Arctic, microplastic pollution persists throughout aquatic environments. All smaller than 5 mm – that’s about the size of the stud on top of a Lego brick – microplastic particles can …

Why we need to reduce what waste we produce (and how you can help, too)

Guest post by Bonni Jee, SU Environment and Social Justice Officer 2018/19 It’s a pleasure to be writing one of the inaugural blogs for the aptly-named WasteNott campaign for this year, as your Students’ Union Environmental and Social Justice Officer. As an Environmental Science student, sustainability has always been a passion of mine, but I …

WasteNott – What actually happens to our waste?

An interview with Wastecycle – the University of Nottingham’s waste contractor What is Wastecycle? Wastecycle (soon to become ‘Enva’) is the current waste contractor for the University of Nottingham. We manage all of the general waste and recycling that comes out of the onsite bins and skips at the University and take it to a …

Ingenuity18: solutions to reduce plastic use

Every year, around 8 million metric tonnes of plastic waste enters the ocean, where it can prove fatal to marine life. For scale, that’s the equivalent of a full rubbish truck of plastic being dumped in the ocean every minute. Ocean plastics was the focus of the final episode of the popular Blue Planet II …