Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Sustainability

British Heart Foundation

Loughborough University began working in partnership with The British Heart Foundation in 2013 for our annual “Big Clear Out” which runs at the end of the summer term when students vacate their halls of residence.

2013: Due to timing, only temporary drop points were provided.

2014: Permanent donation points were sited and a full marketing campaign to advertise these and encourage students to recycle was launched at the move out period. A total of 1842 bags were donated in this moving out period during summer 2014.

2015: Permanent donation banks were on site throughout the year and FREEC Reps spent 5 hours collecting donations with a volunteer from their hall. A total of 2,467 bags were donated which raised £34,538.

2016: Permanent donation banks were on site throughout the year and temporary pop up donation boxes were introduced for the summer clear out. FREEC Reps hosted ‘donation dashes’ where they had one hour to collect as many donations from their hall as possible. A total of 2,838 bags were donated which raised £39,732.

Over the years, universities have generated over £1.5m from items sold in local British Heart Foundation shops.

Let’s make packing easier this year by donating unwanted stuff to the BHF and see if we can beat our record!

British Heart Foundation Leaflet

British Heart Foundation Campus Bank Locations

 

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