Ensuring the UWE-branded merchandise sold in the SU is sourced ethically and made from low-impact, sustainable materials.

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Following an unprecedented year, institutions such as The University of the West of England (UWE) should be taking the opportunity to focus on how to be more sustainable as we hopefully begin to return to normal life. Regarding merchandise, there is huge potential for sustainable changes to be made before the next influx of students in September.

The issue of sustainability is one that will only continue to grow. We all have a collective responsibility to assist in UWE’s net-zero carbon goal as well as their overall sustainability goals. This is a unique opportunity to do things differently and set the standard for other similar institutions, I strongly believe UWE is best placed to do this first, in line with their unique image and focus on sustainability.

Actions Taken

  • This idea opened for voting on 13 April 2021 and closesd on 10 May.
  • This idea  did not recive enough votes to be taken forward under the new system and has thus failed. It can be resubmitted next academic year. 

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Liana Malynczakova
8:09pm on 13 Apr 21 LOVE the idea!! Sustainability is a big part of UWE and taking this step would just prove how dedicated the university is to be as sustainable as possible.
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