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Living in UCL accommodation? Get Student Switch Off Volunteer Training

We're looking for enthusiastic, environmentally-minded students currently living in UCL accommodation to become ambassadors for the Student Switch off campaign. More...

Published: Oct 9, 2015 1:44:00 PM

All departments encouraged to take part in UCL's Green Impact programme

Green Impact, UCL's annual sustainability programme is now live for the 2015-16 period, and all departments and divisions are encouraged to take part.  More...

Published: Sep 28, 2015 2:52:00 PM

'Whole Earth?' environmental exhibition comes to Gordon Square Gardens

A new free exhibition will run in Gordon Square Gardens from the 21st September - 16th October, tackling the environmental challenges we face in a changing and increasingly interconnected world.  More...

Published: Sep 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Sustainability excellence showcased at the UCL Green Impact Awards

UCL action for sustainability was celebrated this week at the Sustainability Team's annual Green Impact Awards. Vice-Provost Professor Anthony Smith, Professor Graham Hart, Dean of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences and the Sustainability Team paid tribute to the remarkable efforts of staff and students in creating a more sustainable UCL.  More...

Published: Sep 17, 2015 11:26:00 AM

Materials and Recycling

waste infographic

Reducing waste and making sure waste materials are recycled are essential parts of creating a more sustainable UCL. 

We currently recycle around 69% of our waste. We have a target to increase this to 85%, but it'll take efforts from everyone, staff and students, to make this happen. 

The three most important things you can do help improve recycling at UCL are:

  1. Find out how to use UCL's bins 
  2. Use UCL's standardised bin signage
  3. Register and use WARPit

Use the links to find out more, or alternatively download a Recycling and Waste Guide (pdf)

How recycling works at UCL

Use UCL's standard signage

Register and use WARPit