Tag : recycling

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: A Refreshing Rethink

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We’ve heard it all before, the ‘reduce, reuse, and recycle’ campaign often plays like a stuck record in our minds. We might think we’ve nailed the whole recycling thing, but in reality it’s far from under control. In the UK, every person throws away their body weight in waste almost … Read More

Plastic Free By 2023

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The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union have pledged to stop using single-use plastics on campus by 2023, it was announced on Wednesday 7th November. Students have responded positively to the news that their university is aiming to become single-use plastic free. Between now and 2023, LUU and Leeds … Read More

Leeds Uses Bubble-Bins in City Centre to Push Recycling   

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Leeds has been chosen as the host city of a large initiative to encourage recycling. Bins that blow bubbles and machines that offer rewards are just two of the innovative recycling resources that are being trialled in the city between October 2018 and April 2019. #leedsbyexample love the bubble blowing … Read More

Leeds Student who Refuses the Plastic Straw also Refuses to Clean up their Rubbish in Hyde Park

7 months ago / 0 comments

A student from the University of Leeds who refuses the plastic straw has admitted to not giving a shit about leaving their rubbish in Hyde Park. The student, who wishes to remain anonymous, said they didn’t realise that reducing the world’s consumption of plastic was more than just a fad, … Read More

The ‘Latte Levy’: A Small Price to Pay to Save our Planet

7 months ago / 0 comments

A charge, nicknamed the ‘latte levy’, is being trialled by Starbucks, that will see customers charged 5p for the use of a disposable takeaway cup. The charge is part of a plan to reduce the number of disposable takeaway cups that we use, currently estimated at 2.6 billion per year. … Read More

M&S Faces Public Backlash Over Cauliflower Steaks

8 months ago / 0 comments

Marks and Spencer recently faced public backlash for selling cauliflower slices in plastic boxes marketed as “cauliflower steaks” for £2. Consumers raised concerns over excess packaging and overpricing, pointing out that a whole cauliflower could be purchased in M&S for £1, offering far better value for money whilst being better … Read More

Features | Top 10 moving out tips

5 years ago / 0 comments

Every summer, thousands of students move between properties or away from Leeds. Towards the end of June, as demand for bin bags and cardboard boxes soar, and as landlords become increasingly difficult to get hold of, moving house can be a busy and stressful time. The exodus of students from … Read More

News | Students rubbish at recycling

5 years ago / 0 comments

Student areas are still causing a problem according to the Council despite recycling rates in Leeds hitting record highs. Leeds residents produced 7,000 tonnes less waste than they did the previous year but Councillor Mark Dobson, Executive Board Member for the environment, said “traditional methods of recycling are not working … Read More

Shop til you swap

6 years ago / 0 comments

Marks and Spencer has launched a new initiative on campus for recycling and donating clothes easier. ‘Shwopping’ will allow students and staff to donate unwanted clothing into new recycling boxes around campus called ‘Shwop Drops’. Working alongside Oxfam, M&S will then re-sell, re-use or recycle the donated clothing and raise … Read More

Scrumptious Pumpkin-ness

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If you think all you can do with your plump orange friend is get creative with his face and make its soul glow you couldn’t be more wrong. So go buy yourself a pumpkin and get playful with it…   Spicy Pumpkin and Celeriac Soup Serves 3-4 1 pumpkin, peeled … Read More