Plastics

As part of the #2023PlasticFree pledge we’re bringing the Big Plastic Count to Leeds from Monday 16 May. Get ready, get set, go – let’s get counting single use plastics together!   We’re working to eliminate single use plastic items from University of Leeds and Leeds University Union (LUU) operations as part of our #2023PlasticFree…
The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union #2023PlasticFree pledge was one of the first and boldest pledges to remove single-use plastic from any Higher Education organisation. It’s been two years since the pledge was made and our commitment is as strong as ever, despite the added complexity of the COVID-19 pandemic this year. Here…
You may have spotted some new disposable cup recycling bins on campus this autumn. These new bins are from Forge Recycling and are designed to make it as easy as possible to recycle single-use disposable cups used for hot drinks with separate sections for the lids, the cup and any left over fluid. As it…
One million pieces of single-use plastic have been removed from use across campus during the past 12 months. One year on from the launch of the joint University and LUU pledge to go single-use plastic-free by 2023, we can already celebrate some notable successes. Since making the headline announcement last November, we’ve been working hard behind the…