Appendices Environmental Report 2018-19

1 - Carbon Management Scope 2 - Carbon+Water projects 2018-19 and 2019-20 3 - Emissions+energy breakdown vs baseline and last year 4 - Additional out of scope emissions 5 - Avoided emissions through renewable generation 6 - Waste management actions and projects 7 - Travel Plan Annual Report 2018-19
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Warp-it

If you have used Warp-it before and want to log in, click on the logo above to access the site.  If you would like more information please read the sections below. ***Please note that the take-home clearance has now ended, so items on Warp-it can only be claimed for University business use***   1. Introduction to Warp-it 2. Getting started - the basics 3. Different types of claims Claiming items for internal use at the University - See Section 2. 4. Other hints and tips
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Where Does Our Waste Go?

This page provides information on how our waste is managed, who manages it and where it goes. For more information on what you can recycle or how to handle your waste, consult the Waste and Recycling A-Z. For any clarification or further information do not hesitate to contact waste@reading.ac.uk. Dry Mixed Recycling - cans, plastic bottles, tins, paper etc. Once dry mixed recycling is placed in the recycling bins it is collected by the porters and cleaners and placed in various eurocart wheelie bins, skips and other bins across campus. The University's waste contractor then collects the waste and transports it to…
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Paper cup recycling, and re-useable cups

Paper cup recycling Good news! You can recycle disposable paper coffee cups in special cups bins around the campus.  Please look for the dedicated cup recycling points in and near cafés, catering outlets, and key locations such as foyers and seating areas (there is a list of locations below so you can find your closest bin). These recycling bins predominantly have pink labels (see above), with a few that have blue labels (see left) - we hope to update the blue labelled bins in due course.  Please do not put paper cups in the green recycling bins - they must be…
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New drinks machines provide free water and cut plastic waste

University students and staff will help stop more than half a million plastic bottles being thrown away every year with the introduction of new drinks machines around campus. The University of Reading is becoming the first university in the UK to introduce new vending machines designed to provide healthier drink choices and cut the volume of plastic waste on campus. Around 650,000 plastic bottled drinks are used across the University’s Whiteknights and London Road campuses each year. To reduce the volume of plastic used on campus, the University is this week launching the Sustain It bottle – a reusable bottle that uses…
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What can I recycle?

In the recycling bins with blue lids: Paper Envelopes Newspapers Magazines Cardboard (flattened) Paper bound books NO glass NO paper cups NO polystyrene NO food NO liquid In the recycling bins with green lids: Drinks cans Tins Plastic bottles Plastic containers (clean) Paper can be put in here NO glass NO paper cups NO food NO liquids More details about plastic types Please put your paper cups in the dedicated cup recycling collection bins with a pink label; but please remove lids, tea bags and all liquid. Find out more here. ALL the following items are collected separately for recycling: Glass…
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Recycling Station Upgrades

What projects are happening, when and where? Sustainability Services has a rolling programme of upgrading recycling facilities within buildings to help achieve the University's ambitious recycling target of 60% by 2021. Phases 1, 2 and 3 have already covered a substantial proportion of the estate as follows: Phase 1: ICMA, Henley Business School and Edith Morley building. Phase 2: Palmer, URS, TOB1 (Art), Agriculture, Miller, Wager, Archaeology and Allen Laboratory buildings. Phase 3: Carrington, London Road Campus and MERL offices, Harry Pitt, Meteorology, Psychology, Polly Vacher, Harborne, Lyle, Park House and external litter bin refurbishment. Phase 4: Chemistry/Pharmacy and Harry…
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Waste and Recycling A-Z

A: Aerosols, Aluminium Cans/Foil, Asbestos Waste, Appliances. C: Cardboard, CDs, Chemicals, Cling film, Clothes & Textiles, Confidential, Catalogues, Cables, Clinical, Cooking Oil, Coffee Grounds & Tea Bags, Crisp Packets. E: Electrical Appliances, Envelopes. G: Green Waste, Glass. I: IT Waste, Ink Cartridges. M: Medicines, Metal, Microwaves, Mobile Phones, Monitors & TVs O: Oil, Ovens. R: Recycling Collections, Radioactive Waste, Rubber Bands. T: Textiles, Televisions, TetraPak, Tyres, Toner Cartridges, Tin Cans. B: Bins, Batteries, Books & Brochures, Box Files, Bottles, Bulbs, Bin Bags, Biological Waste, Bicycles. D: Directories, Drinks Cans, DVD's. F: Fluorescent Tubes & Projector Bulbs, Fridges & Freezers, Furniture,…
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Waste, Resources and Recycling

LET'S GET IT SORTED... The University of Reading strives to prevent waste from being produced by reducing, re-using and recycling as much as possible, in order to minimise the impact we have on the environment. We offer a range of services including re-usable cups, recycling facilities, hazardous waste disposal, furniture re-use portal and general guidance.  If the information isn't within the links above, please contact us via waste@reading.ac.uk We’ve taken great steps to reduce our waste through initiatives like the Sustain It re-usable bottles and Warp-It re-use portal, and through improved facilities and communication.   WASTE MANAGEMENT TARGETS We have developed a…
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