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The second stage of the Waste Hierarchy is to REUSE resources to ensure that the maximum life is achieved from each item. This is a relatively new focus and a strategy is being drafted to develop this area but there are a number of opportunities that exist already and partners that we already work with as follows:

What can be REUSED?

How can you do this?

Kit Catalogue is a resource listing for laboratory and similar such equipment and resources which are available for reuse or loan and details can be found by following the link.

Whilst IT Equipment cannot be made available to third parties, staff or students, it can be moved between departments if it is still of valid use to the University. Please contact us for advice on how to facilitate this.

Furniture – all furniture which is surplus to requirements but still in working order has the potential for reuse both on and off site. The FM Furniture Office should be your first port of call for surplus furniture and they will advise whether there is an opportunity for reuse either on or off site. 

Stationary is one of the most wasted resources on campus with many items (both used and new) being disposed of. It also poses one of the biggest challenges when it comes to recycling as many items are not recyclable without considerable effort. There are two easy ways of making stationary available for reuse. The simplest is to have a stationary table within your department where items for reuse can be left available for staff and students. 

The University has not previously had targets for REUSE but as we develop our Waste Hierarchy solutions we will be including this in our waste strategies.


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