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A new approach to recycling at UCL

As part of UCL’s ongoing work to improve recycling rates, a new approach to waste and recycling is being introduced across the university. This includes a new way to segregate waste, the introduction of hundreds of news bins and a unified waste signage scheme.  More...

Published: Sep 19, 2014 11:02:00 AM

New bike racks installed around UCL

As part of UCL's ongoing work to improve cycling facilities for staff and students, the UCL Sustainability Team have completed the installation of new parking spaces for 181 bikes around the Bloomsbury campus.  More...

Published: Aug 19, 2014 9:30:00 AM

UCL engineers work with contractors to boost biodiversity

The replacement of air handling equipment on a roof at 1-19 Torrington Place has been used to trial an innovative approach to working with UCL's contractors to boost biodiversity.  More...

Published: Aug 12, 2014 2:02:00 PM

Green UCL Annual Report published 

Green UCL’s Annual Report for 2012-13 is now ready. This report showcases examples of best practice and sets out our progress in creating a more sustainable UCL. More...

Published: Aug 5, 2014 3:54:00 PM

William Hines (Computer Science): Reseed - the mission to redistribute unidentified wealth

Every year over 250 million gallons of oil, 10 million trees and 1 billion gallons of water are used to create receipts, generating 1.5 billion lbs of trash in America alone. At the same time, paper receipts often get lost. Reseed is a mobile application and loyalty card program which removes the need for paper receipts and allows users to access their receipts online. A proportion of the money saved by not printing receipts will be donated to plant trees.

Reseed is a student led business, and our pilot program will begin on the UCL campus later this year, before extending to retailers in greater London.

The wider vision of Reseed is innovation in wealth distribution. This focusses on areas that have previously been under-targeted and ignored, including airmiles, phone minutes/texts and distributed computing.

Reseed - give up something you don’t need. Give someone else something they do.