This week sees students take on the first ever Halls-wide waste audit in a bid to increase sustainability at the University of Southampton.

The University wants to achieve a recycling rate of 60% by July 2013 and is currently only at 46.5%, and that’s where we come in.

The Environmental & Ethical team, who saw amazing success earlier in the year with their Blackout 2012 campaign, have worked with the University to organise Southampton Waste Wars where students will work in teams across the Halls of Residences to calculate the recycling rate in their Halls.

This will allow the team to work out key problem areas and award the Halls with the best recycling rate as Waste Wars Champions.

If you’d like to get involved, you can find out more and register your interest over on the Facebook event.