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Environment Team Year in Review

It’s been a busy old year for the Environment Team, so we thought we’d take this opportunity to reflect on what we’ve been up to over the last 12 months… The year kicked off with new food waste regulations which came into force on 1st January, pushing our total recycling rate up to 73%! Once…

17 December 2014Biodiversity End of Term Energy Environment Team Environmental Facilitators Fairtrade Fairtrade Fortnight Freshers Week Green Events Green Week Raisin Monday Renewables Waste and reuse Winter Holidays

How to Cut Your Christmas Waste

The holiday season is time for celebration, but these days it is often also a time of excess, with more and more food, presents, and decorations being bought every year. It is estimated that each person throws away an extra 50kg of waste at Christmas time, so we’ve come up with some tips on how…

10 December 2014Energy Waste and reuse Winter Holidays

Green Gift Guide

No one wants their gift to end up gathering dust (or worse, ending up in the bin!), so if you’re struggling to find a gift for the person who has everything, these green gift suggestions should give you some inspiration, as well as help reduce the amount of “stuff” that builds up at this time…

3 December 2014Waste and reuse Winter Holidays

Guest Blog: Fairtrade Christmas Gift Guide

The Environment Team work closely with the University’s Fairtrade Steering Group, and are proud to present this guest blog written by their Fairtrade intern, Catriona! Read on for lots of great ideas for ethically-conscious gifts…   Shops in St Andrews Iain Burnett specialise in fairly traded chocolates. Their famous speciality truffles have just started being…

24 November 2014Fairtrade Food Winter Holidays

Holiday Waste

Over the holidays everyone likes to have a good celebration. Unfortunately, with all that extra eating, drinking and present-buying, this tends to lead to a lot of rubbish, we produce over 3 million tonnes of waste over the festive season. This includes 1 billion greeting cards, 83 square kilometres of wrapping paper, 750 million extra…

6 December 2013Waste and reuse Winter Holidays