Zero Waste from Halls campaign 2013 is hoping to build upon the success of the previous two years.
If you live in halls and are moving out in the over May and June the Environmental & Sustainability Team have joined forces with the British Heart Foundation to reduce waste and support charity.
What: Any unwanted items can be donated including Books, DVDs, CDs, clothes, accessories, electricals, kitchenware, bric-a-brac, furniture, sports goods. Non-perishable food items can also be donated to the MLK food bank.
How: Place it in a donation bag (provided in your kitchen, Lakeside reception or MLK on donation afternoons) and drop it off.
Where: MLK building on donation afternoons, Lakeside reception temporary bins or permanent donation banks outside Stafford and New build.
When: May & June at Lakeside reception; Wednesday and Friday afternoon in May and Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons in June at the MLK building; all year at the permanent bins
Students and staff can also help out by manning the donation point in the MLK on afternoons (2-5), Wednesday & Friday in May and Monday, Wednesday and Friday in June. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Last year's Zero Waste from Halls 2012 campaign, in association with The British Heart Foundation, was a roaring success.
Students moving out of our residences in summer 2012 donated a whopping 248 bags of donations, ranging from clothes and shoes, to books and dvds, to unwanted kitchen equipment and electrical items.
Based on an average bag value of £8.20, this has produced a value of £2033.60 for the British Heart Foundation. Wow!
With £1,600, the British Heart Foundation can buy a Portable ECG machine for a hospital ward or a community clinic. These machines are worn by the patient for 24 to 48 hours and produce a graph tracing of the electrical changes during a heartbeat and can reveal damage to the heart muscle or irregular heart-beats making it one of the most useful diagnostic tool when examining the heart’s function.
Thanks to all of our students who donated their goods, and also to our wonderful residences cleaners for helping the scheme to run so smoothly.
In addition to the Zero Waste from Halls campaign, there are also permanent bins that have been installed on campus which have now been changed from Books & Music to general donation points, where all your unwanted items can be donated.
So, if you find yourself mid-way through the year with some of these items to donate, simply take them to the red metal collection bins located outside ASV and next to Stafford Tower.