What we're doing about plastic waste

Infographic summarising the single-use plastic reduction activities.


  • All disposable cutlery is biodegradable
  • No single-use plastic at The Maples Day Nursery
  • No single-use plastic glasses in campus bars


  • 61% rise in hot drinks sold into own cup after one year
  • 5,500 free City Water bottles made from sugar cane
  • Eco-to-go boxes for all Vale takeout food


  • Ongoing audit of plastic use on campus
  • Zero waste to landfill since 2010
  • Ground-breaking plastic research