Welcome to Recycle Week!

Recycle Week runs 20 – 26 September and the theme this year is the Climate Crisis. Recycle Week is the one week per year retailers, brands, waste management companies, trade associations, governments and the media come together to achieve one goal; to galvanise the public into recycling more of the right things, more often. Hello …

Should we care about plastics?

At the University of Nottingham, a group of four PhD CDT (Centre for Doctoral Training) students are working on projects related to the chemical and biological recycling of plastic. Our individual projects explore a range of technologies and an array of different types of plastic, but we all have the same goal; to recycle plastic …

Welcome to Zero Waste Week

Hello and welcome to Zero Waste Week. My name is Louis and I work for the University’s waste management company, Enva. My role is to offer customer engagement with the aim of increasing knowledge when it comes to sustainability and waste management. This is the first of two blogs focusing on the waste hierarchy. Here …

Local charities rehome University furniture

The University’s Estates Office is being transformed into a Professional Services Hub to promote hybrid working. As part of this, Business Support Manager Rob Severn has been helping local charities make use of the surplus office furniture and preventing as much as possible from going to landfill.                  …

A plastic poem

Samuel Hicklin is Duty Manager at the David Ross Sports Village on University Park. For Plastic Free July, Sam has written a poem on plastic usage and the impact it has on our environment. Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – …

Don’t ‘waste’ the opportunity to reduce your food waste

As part of Sustainability Action Week and Food Waste Action Week, PhD student Hannah Ford delves into our fridges to find out why so much food is wasted in UK households each year. By becoming more sustainable in our shopping and consumption habits we can help reduce food wastage and the environmental impact of food …

Transforming University waste back into resources

Enva is the waste contractor partner for the East Midland’s University’s Waste Consortium (EMUWC), made up of the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, Loughborough University, and the University of Leicester. Enva recently released their first Sustainability Report, setting out their commitment and addressing the major challenges the country, and the sector, still face. Robyn …

How to reduce food waste, with a Christmas theme

In the second of our sustainable Christmas themed blogs, Juliet Lawrence from the UoN Sustainability Society tells us how and why we should be trying to reduce our food waste throughout December, and beyond. Everyone is starting to think about Christmas now as the end of term is approaching! So here are some tips on …

Happy Green Halloween

Autumn is perhaps the most glorious of seasons. The days are darkening but there is an explosion of colour all around. Add in Halloween and it becomes one of the most fun times of the year. We love Halloween. And the good news is we aren’t about to tell you how it needs to be …

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 …