The University of Worcester has teamed up with Worcester City Council, Weir Waste and student landlords to increase the amount that students recycle. Katy Boom, Director of Sustainability for the University of Worcester, said “when students first arrive at the University it’s a life changing event and an ideal time to change and fix new habits”.
The campaign includes initiatives to encourage more recycling in shared student housing. New ‘white recycling bags’ (partly sponsored by Weir Waste) and posters that help explain what types of waste can be recycled, have been issued to students. The University has also been training student sustainability mentors to play a leading role in waste sustainability.
Rajesh Brigue, Weir Waste Services, said “we are proud to support the University and Council in promoting recycling in the local student community”.