Sam Bailey


18 February 2016 10:57

Battle of the Bins: It’s time for Waste Wars 2016

Did you know that only 26.1% of household waste in Southampton was sent for reuse, recycling or composting in 2014/15? It’s time for our annual waste audit and this year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever for the 10th anniversary.

Waste Wars 2015It takes place on Wednesday 24th February from 14:00 to 16:30 on Highfield Campus – with teams of students and staff working together to calculate the recycling rate at the University and find out which buildings are the top recyclers!

What will you get?

– Loads of free stuff and prizes!
– Free SUSU food voucher to use when you like
– Unique audit skills and experience to put on your CV 

You can make a real difference!

As a result of Waste Wars, last year the uni waste and recycling scheme moved to a two-bin system following on from analysis of the waste wars results. This increased the recycling rates from 38% to over 70% in just four months – over and beyond our 60% goal.

Plus you get to be nosy and find out the weird and wonderful things people throw away on campus…




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