Green library

Some examples of green practices within your libraries and study spaces:

  • The carpet flooring within Beacon House is made out of recycled fishing nets from small fishing villages in the Philippines, helping to provide the local community with a source of income.
  • The Source Cafés in the libraries and study centres avoid sending waste to landfill by using compostable packaging for all their in-house takeaway products. Library staff also compost food waste from all staff kitchens.
  • 93% of waste generated on site during the Beacon House refurbishment was diverted from landfill.
  • Our libraries host a full complement of recycling opportunities, including batteries, glass, plastic, food waste, cardboard, CDs, books, and even jewellery.
  • Our libraries make use of the Re-store scheme, which enables staff to advertise items they no longer need so they can be reused elsewhere in the University.
  • All printer paper across the libraries is at least 75% recycled.
  • Library staff regularly hold charity bake sales, with beneficiaries including environmental organisations such as the Forest of Avon Trust and the Fairtrade foundation.

Green Impact Awards

Your libraries and study spaces are part of the Green Impact Award scheme

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