1 tonne of paper recycled saves: almost 13 trees, 2.5 barrels of oil, 4100 kWh of electricity, 4 cubic metres of landfill and 31, 780 litres of water
While reuse and recycling are important steps in reducing paper and cardboard waste, we can all take steps to reduce paper items used in daily activities. Make the most of digital documents and transfer rather than printing. Promote events via email and social media or utilise website news channels to communicate a project within the University.
For items that do require printing, make sure to use FSC certified paper and then recycle using the available resources below.
Letterheads or similar material should be disposed of in the confidential bins. We don't recommend shredding of your own documents.
Business cards or brochures
Other promotional and paper materials can be disposed of in the yellow mixed recycling bins or in the large blue recycling bins based around campus - see the map below.
Secure paper shredding is provided via permanent confidential document disposal bins located in most major buildings across campus. For any concerns please visit the In Confidence website.