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Recycling Goes Up a Gear

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Feb 19 2008 10:37

Multi-coloured bins, potato food containers and a host of events: it must be Green Week!

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Feb 19 2008 19:33

its fun to put the bin lids on ur head and arms and pretend to be a spaceman...

2. Esoc   
Feb 19 2008 21:11

Thursday's event is looking to be great- Whole Foods Market are coming along to cook seasonal, locally-sourced dishes for students to sample. There will be a different dish every 15 minutes so come along and have a taste! Estates will also be launching their new recycling scheme, with other stalls spreading the word about companies green credentials.

3. Lids   
Feb 19 2008 23:10

Given the fact that the bin lids & bags are colour coded, it's not particularly difficult to notice that the lids have been switched around...

Feb 20 2008 10:36

...except when the old style bins are still about - where green was (and indeed still is) paper.

Feb 20 2008 13:43

The black bins are missing for all the c**p that cant be recycled. Otherwise people just put general waste in a random recycling bin!

Feb 22 2008 11:48

I'd like to know if the bins are made from recycled material and if they too are able to be recycled?

Feb 23 2008 19:57

German recycling fetishist:

Estates have now realised that they need a bin for "all the c**p that can't be recycled". Look out for the new black landfill bins complete with hazardous signage. They're expected in the next couple of weeks.

PhD'er with old style recyling bin:

The old bins are supposed to have disappeared! Let Estates know the location of them so they can take them away! E-mail n.dent at with the details.

There are also still a few buildings awaiting their new colour coordinated bins. I believe they have a new shipment coming in this week :-)

Feb 26 2008 11:10

Information back from College:

  • Some recycled materials are used to make the bins, more info on that soon
  • From next month the red and green sacks will be biodegradable
  • The blue sacks are re-usable
Feb 29 2008 10:20

OK, more info: it turns the bins aren't made from recycled material, but can be recycled.

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