Sustainable UCL


The Loop

Purchasing and consumption can have far reaching impacts; production drives natural resource depletion and poor working conditions, whilst waste disposal pollutes natural habitats. As a leading university, we are rethinking our behaviours to address unsustainable consumption. We want to choose products that are best for people and planet – as a result, we’re aiming to reduce waste per person by 20% by 2024 and become a single-use plastic free university.
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Recycling and Waste

We are working towards an 85% recycling rate. See how we'll achieve this and help UCL keep waste in #TheLoop.

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Plastic-free UCL

UCL will be a single-use plastic-free campus by 2024. Find how we will make disposable items a thing of the past.

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Our aim is to reduce waste per person by 20% by 2024, consuming less by reducing, reusing, repairing and sharing. Find out how.

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Buying for People and Planet

We are committed to understanding our supply chains and working towards greater transparency. See how you can be a responsible buyer.

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Supply Chain Engagement

UCL recognises that in order to achieve its ambitious sustainability objectives, we need our partners and suppliers to be on board. See our collaborations.

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Modern Slavery

Central to “The Loop”  is taking drastic and innovative steps to address and minimise slavery and exploitation throughout our supply chain. See what actions we are taking.

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Our leading researchers are tackling our own impacts and demonstrating that change is possible.