Current Students and Staff

// University News

Recycling cups

16 Feb 2017

Environmental benefits of cup recycling celebrated with Simply Cups Day

Loughborough Cup

Loughborough’s Sustainability team is holding ‘Simply Cups Day’ across campus today to raise awareness of green recycling initiatives throughout the University.

The University has joined forces with external partners Bunzl Catering Supplies, Simply Cups, Wastecycle and Glasdon to deliver the event, with the aim of engaging students and staff in activities that highlight:

  • The positive environmental impact of using fewer disposable cups
  • Where to get the reusable Loughborough Cup
  • The benefits of reducing and recycling
  • What should be recycled in which bins on campus

The team will be on campus throughout the day, visiting West Park Teaching Hub (10am-12noon), Pilkington Library (12noon-2pm) and the Edward Herbert Building (2pm-4pm).

Staff and students will be able to take part in interactive demonstrations, get a selfie with the ‘Cupbert’ mascot, and try their hand at the cup stacking competition, with prizes for the fastest cup stackers.

The University’s success in promoting recycling initiatives and significantly reducing waste across campus was recognised this month with a Wastecycle Love Recycling Award. The prize acknowledges individuals’ and groups’ hard work and innovative ideas for ways to reduce waste and increase recycling in the workplace.

Speaking about the award, Paul Clements, Commercial Director at Wastecycle, said: “The University team has had great success with their Loughborough Cup project, providing one free of charge to every student in the University’s catered halls and putting in place a great deal for other students and the University’s staff. Students and staff are now becoming much more aware of what can and can’t be recycled.”

Nik Hunt, Environmental Manager at Loughborough University, said: “We are thrilled to receive this award, which highlights the campus-wide efforts to reduce and recycle our cups. Simply Cups Day is one of several events we hold throughout the year, working with key partners to spread the message on how we can all play a role in contributing towards a more sustainable future.”

For further information on recycling, visit the Sustainability website.