Plastic

One of the biggest sources of waste for individuals, and particularly plastic waste, comes from packaging. It is often the very definition of single use, being thrown away moments after being used and can be tricky to recycle, especially if you are out and about.  Packaging is one of the...

An understanding of sustainability issues is becoming increasingly important for any job role, not just sustainability professionals or climate scientists. That’s why it’s critical that the education students receive at Leeds prepares them to address the biggest challenges of our lifetime.  The University’s Sustainable Curriculum and the wider Curriculum Redefined...

The Protein Production Facility receives the first LEAF Silver Certificate at the University. Laura Wilkinson Hewitt is a Staff Sustainability Architect in the Faculty of Biological Sciences and, in her role as a Research Technician in the Protein Production Facility, has introduced new sustainable practices into the Facility. The Facility is now...

The team at the Careers Centre have shown how anyone can work with colleagues across the university, and with suppliers, to find sustainable solutions for events and activities. Although the Coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to in-person events over the past year, prior to this the careers service held...

Sara Jones (Medicine) discusses her project on the impacts of COVID-19 on the use of disposables in Medicine and Healthcare programmes at the University of Leeds. What is your favourite thing about the University of Leeds? My favourite thing about Leeds is the tight-knit student community and abundance of societies...

Kashmir Kaur, one of our Staff Sustainability Architects, has successfully embedded the #2023plasticfree pledge into the sustainability module she delivers in the School of Languages, Culture and Societies. This 10-week Language in Context module is for international and study abroad students from multiple disciplines. They take this optional course before...

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...