5 May 2015
May Sustainability Newsletter available to view now
As we start the summer term, staff might be interested by the following updates from the Sustainability team.
In 2014, the University consumed approximately £28k of electricity over the Easter holiday. In a like-for-like comparison to last year, the campus has successfully reduced its overall consumption by 7% equating to £2K in financial savings over the five day break.
Researchers from United Nations University have reported that only 16% of the 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste thrown away in 2014 found its way into proper recycling and re-use schemes. To help increase this percentage, the University has teamed up with SMART and plans to continue the development of more sustainable and recyclable products.
Staff are reminded that the Cycle2work scheme is still open to those that want to help actively encourage sustainable travel by biking to work. The scheme allows you to spend up to £1,000 tax free on a new bike and safety accessories and pay it back through salary sacrifice.
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