Reflecting on Our Zero Waste Day Twitter Campaign

by | Jun 5, 2024 | Environmental Sustainability (ES) | 0 comments

On 30th March, the faculty marked International Day of Zero Waste, a global initiative, led by the United Nations, which resonates deeply with our commitment to sustainability and taking care of the environment. 

The faculty’s social responsibility team engaged in a dynamic Twitter/X campaign aimed at raising awareness, inspiring action, and highlighting our ongoing efforts to reduce waste and promote sustainability across campus and beyond. Here is a recap of our campaign highlights:  

6R Approach to Plastic Reduction: 

We introduced our followers to the innovative 6R approach—Review, Reduce, Reuse, Refill, Replace, Recycle – developed by Dr Maggy Fostier and Dr Ruth Grady. This method has been instrumental in reducing plastic waste across campus and empowering individuals to make a positive impact. 

Furniture Recycling in the Simon Building: 

We highlighted our furniture recycling initiative, sharing how the University repurposes furniture to promote sustainability. This initiative provides staff and students with eco-friendly options for their workspace needs. 

Food Waste Reduction on Campus: 

We shared the exciting news that food waste collection caddies that have been rolled out across main campus kitchens, a significant step towards reducing waste and fostering sustainability. Our efforts aim to create a greener future for all members of our community. 

Harriet Bickley’s Eco Booklet: 

We introduced ‘Easy Eco for All,’ a practical guide crafted by Harriet Bickley, an FBMH mental health researcher, to promote eco-friendly living. This resource offers valuable insights and tips on recycling, waste reduction, and ethical purchasing. 

Our Zero Waste Day campaign was a testament to our shared commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. As we reflect on our achievements, we look forward to continuing our journey towards a greener and cleaner future.  

Thank you for your unwavering support and dedication to sustainability. 

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