Plastic-Free UoB

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Plastic-Free UOB is a student-led society focusing on – you guessed it…plastic. We’ve only been set up since autumn 2019 so we’re very new and still learning!

Our main aim is to spread awareness about the dangers of single-use plastic in our environment. We’re also working to reduce single-use plastic on the University’s campus in a variety of ways and are building relationships with senior members of staff to achieve this.

We also run regular litter picks and canal cleans (the most recent made it to local TV news!), and hold speaker sessions with experts offering advice on how we can all lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

Get involved too on our Zero-Waste Marketplace: HAZAAR (formally Bepop). Our dedicated Facebook group allows you to buy and sell anything with students across the University. By cutting out postage with in-person selling, we are reducing wasteful packaging and travel miles. Keep an eye out for the App too, which we hope to launch after Christmas.

We’re always looking for new members! Find us on social media with @plasticfreeuob on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or email us on

Join the plastic-free movement!

EPS Societies' Awards won:

  • Head of College Idea of the Year 2020, for Bepop and forming the society


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Opening up means more picking up!

Plastic-Free UoB are thrilled to run their litter picks again and have now partnered with Hindu Climate Action to join their National Litter Pick. Interested in contributing to their amazing work - why not get in touch?

We're a year old!

Plastic- Free UoB have had a fantastic first year and made great stride this autumn term. With a shining new logo and an expanded committee, the team set out to tackle plastic-waste head-on.

Meet our student groups at the Virtual EPS Societies Fair

Our student groups are so unique that we have our own Fair so you can meet them! In the week of 12-16 October we introduced you to our incredible student groups with the first Virtual Fair. Watch the recordings here.

Hello from Plastic-Free UoB!

One of the University's newest societies, Plastic-Free UoB's aim is to spread awareness about the dangers of single-use plastic in our environment. Co-Founders Harriet and Sarah tell us what they're all about.

Student volunteers clear tonnes of waste from the canal

Volunteer students clear tonnes of canal waste
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