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 Warp-it Autumn 2022 Furniture Clearance Event (for staff to claim items for personal use) is live during October and November 2022. During this time, Warp-it users can claim items for personal use that are listed as ‘Available for staff personal use’ in the Warp-it portal (they also have a green thumbs-up symbol next to them). If you claim any items for personal use, please be aware…
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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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Recycling Station Upgrades

What projects are happening, when and where? Sustainability Services has had a rolling programme of upgrading recycling facilities within buildings since 2013 to help achieve the University's target of recycling over 60% of total waste generated (by weight) each year. We have been working closely with Building Support Officers, Health and Safety Coordinators, and other key staff to ensure that facilities are appropriate for each building, and that information has been made available to staff and students in a timely manner. Phases 1 to 7 have now been undertaken and have covered a substantial proportion of the estate, including the…
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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 cleaners and porters and then placed in various wheelie bins across campus. The University's waste contractor then collects the waste and transports it to a Materials Recycling Facility…
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What can I recycle?

In the recycling bins with blue lids/labels: 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/labels: Drinks cans Tins Plastic bottles Plastic cups 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…
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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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Appendices Environmental Report 2019 – 20

1 - Carbon Management Scope 2 - CMP project tables 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 - 2019 20 Travel Plan Annual Report
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