Sun, November 18, 2018 - 03:52

Having helped trigger the 'war on plastic' through the broadcast of Blue Planet II, the BBC has announced its own plans to end the use of single use plastics across its operations by 2020. As a University with thriving Marine Biology and Environmental courses, I feel as though we should also be trying to reduce our use of single use plastic too.

With the successful introduction biodegradable straws across campus, I feel as though we can take this one step further by:
- changing all the packaging of food that is produced by the University (i.e salads, sandwiches, fruit pots etc etc) to vegware
- changing all plastic cutlery to wooden cutlery
- having more recycling bins/points throughout campus

#STOPtheplastictide

19/10/2018 **COMPLETED**
Estates/Waste management are discussing options for promoting recycling on campus - biggest issues are with contamination of recycling bins. A Plastics-initiative cross working group was created in June 2018 to address these concerns and have so far made the Art's Café plastics free. In addition, Scoop at Jonny Mac has been opened at the Student Union and is entirely single use plastics free.

by Andrew Costigan

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