Plastic

Since the University launched the #2023plasticfree pledge , Great Food at Leeds (GFaL) have been pushing the boundaries to find single-use plastic free solutions. They’ve continued to step up this year, working hard to provide an excellent service for our University community despite the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. In...

Sustainability Programme Officer Lucy Stuart, has been working on the #2023PlasticFree pledge since the University and Leeds University Union made the commitment back in 2018. Lucy shares her expertise on what single-use plastic is and what the pledge actually means. What does the University mean when it talks about single-use...

Residential Services have been working hard to embed sustainability into their operations since 2011, and so when the University of Leeds made the #2023PlasticFree pledge in 2018, they were eager to incorporate this into the action plan they were developing through the University’s Blueprint programme. Within the first year of...

The University of Leeds is a proud participant in an on-going project to find a suitable reusable replacement to disposable face masks in the NHS. The project is being led by Yorkshire Ambulance Service and contains over 50 organisations, from hospitals, ambulance services and GP surgeries throughout the UK. The...

Laura Wilkinson-Hewitt, a Staff Sustainability Architect, has made great progress towards reducing single-use plastic in the Protein Production Facility (PPF) where she works as a Research Technician. The facility, located within the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology is used by a range of different staff and students across the...

The University of Leeds has over 200 water fountains located around its facilities, giving you access to fresh, free drinking water whenever you need it. The University of Leeds is committed to providing free drinking water across all facilities. The tap water provided is safe to drink and provides a...

Charlie Gill writes about her journey to be plastic free and how you can support the #2023PlasticFree pledge Everywhere you look, you’ll find plastic. Scientists have even found microplastics far away from humans, in the Arctic. It’s in the water we drink; the food we eat; the air we breathe. Worried?...