UCL achieves Ska Gold rating for Whittington Hospital refurbishment

UCL has successfully achieved its first Ska Gold certificate for its refurbishment project in the Whittington Hospital. This rating represents environmental best practice in terms of reducing waste, using more sustainable materials, installing highly efficient lighting, and water saving toilets.   More...

Published: Mar 27, 2014 12:31:00 PM

WARPit Competition Now On

Between Tuesday 18th, until Friday 28th February, the member of staff that lists the most items* on UCL's WARPit site will win some brilliant Fairtrade prizes (as well as the knowledge that you’re making a real reduction to our environmental impact!) More...

Published: Feb 18, 2014 10:38:00 AM

Green Volunteering Fair - Wednesday 12th February

Come along to UCLU and Green UCL’s Green Volunteering Fair, 6-8pm on Wednesday 12th February 2014 to find out about a huge variety of ways to make a positive environmental impact.  More...

Published: Feb 7, 2014 10:46:00 AM

Green Impact February League Table

The latest results of the Green Impact are in! As always, big congratulations to all teams involved - we have a record number of teams taking part and nearly 600 actions taken as a result of the programme so far. More...

Published: Feb 6, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Waste and Recycling

General waste

UCL operates a two-bin system across the estate for mixed waste and food waste:

  1. Food waste should be disposed of in a caddy or bin with a RED bin liner
  2. All other general waste (paper, plastic, card, glass, etc) should be placed in a bin with a CLEAR bin liner. This waste is sorted after collection and recyclables separated out by the contracted waste handler

These waste streams are the same for both communal areas (e.g. department kitchen / common room) and offices.

Use WARPit!

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WARPit is an easy to use online portal which allows staff at UCL to redistribute (give, loan or share) resources legally and conveniently within UCL and beyond. The tool makes it easy for staff to find others with spare equipment and resources. It's all about reducing procurement, saving on waste disposal, making savings on purchasing and waste disposal costs, as well as avoiding landfill and carbon emissions.

Register and start using WARPit

Find out more about disposing of:
General Waste
Confidential Waste
Electronic, Electrical and Computer Waste
Toner and Printer Cartridges Waste
Glass Waste
Battery Waste
Furniture and Bulk Waste