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Due the lack of a recycling bin in The Venue and only a general waste bin, a lot of recyclable rubbish is just thrown in general waste. The nature of The Venue, of course, means that the vast majority of rubbish amassed in the room - bottles, paper plates and cups, a lot of food and drink wrappers, paper - is recyclable. Of course some students will carry it outside the room and recycle it, but many will just throw it in general waste, especially when there is a large amount. It should be a very simple fix, especially when there are already loads of recycling bins in the SU.


Recycling bin in The Venue

This Idea for Change opened on 12 Apr 2019 and closed on 26 Apr 2019.

12 students voted on this Idea, giving a score of +20.

This Idea for Change has passed to the Student Change team for action, who have until 17 May 2019 to respond or pass on to an Officer. 

  • 11 Aug 2019: The University contracts out its waste management. All items can go in any bin and are separated at destination, not at source. Any recyclable material you put in the bin in the Venue will be separated out and recycled. Idea complete.


Marie Dodd
11:41am on 26 Apr 19 This Idea has passed and the comments will remain open for discussion while the Create Change team action the Idea.
Alex Jenkins
12:28pm on 17 Apr 19 Definitely! We should all be doing as much as we can to protect the environment, in my honest opinion. This is only part of it, of course, but it definitely goes a long way (at least locally)