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Clear bins that display, cardboard, glass, tin and food waste sections are needed as it will reduce the amount of food waste and recyclable items going to landfill. Food waste is one of the main causes of greenhouse gas emissions therefore, if less is put in landfill it can be correctly disposed of and potentially be used as a renewable energy source. The UK is still not set to reach the 2020 recycling target therefore, the university can improve its recycling habits by providing more bins outside rather than just general waste bins.

Actions Taken

  • This idea opened on 04 May 2020 and closed for voting on 01 June 2020.
  • This Idea scored a 3rd which means it's not a priority for the time being.

  • This idea has passed through the Executive and Student Council and will go to the Trustee Board to be scrutinised.

  • April 2021: Following discussions with the UWE Waste team, the Sustainability Officer confirmed this is a win. The first stage of implementation is for food waste bins to be placed near anywhere with a microwave or hot water tap.


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