Category: Waste, reuse and recycling

Thoughts on waste and resource efficiency.

Ana Díaz Vidal "190g of electronic waste prevented"

Fourth-year Sustainable Development student, Ana Díaz Vidal, shares her journey of trying to find a more ethical and sustainable replacement smartphone.

Andy Arnott, Projects Coordinator (Labs), summarises how biohazard waste was reduced by 40% in a pioneering study by a lab in the University of Edinburgh Roslin Institute.

An old incubator find a new lease of life - The Queen's Medical Research Institute on the Little France campus. [Paul Dodds]

Shirley Simpson at the Hospital for Small Animals, and Steve McLean at QMRI talk about how they saved money and space by finding a new use for old equipment.

Glove recycling in the School of Chemistry - Chemistry Students working in a lab. [Paul Dodds]

Waste Management Officer Tim Calder explains the benefits to the School of Chemistry of implementing a glove recycling initiative.

Covid-19 has not only been a healthcare crisis, but has also exacerbated existing tensions in our food systems. Meg McGrath, a Communications Coordinator at the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, discusses the impacts of Covid-19 on our food system and her experience of supporting local efforts to redistribute food to ensure no one goes hungry. 

How to make hybrid working more sustainable

Hybrid working is part of the effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19, meaning time is split between on campus and home working. Read on to find out how to build sustainability into your working day, wherever you’re working from.

Student MedAID is a student-led society and charity based here at the University of Edinburgh, making headlines in recent months due to our work in increasing sustainability in medicine and decreasing healthcare inequalities worldwide. Find out more in this blog from the fourth year Medical students, Nur Shazlin Shek Daud, the Vice-President and Alba Saenz […]

Edinburgh Alumna Pauline Op de Beeck was recognised as one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Retail and Ecommerce for her work in driving the fashion industry to be more sustainable. We chatted to her about her top tips on how you can influence the industry, her favourite material innovation and what she thinks the future of fashion […]

Communications Coordinator, Alexandra Kuklinski, shares her experiences with growing food from scraps. Do you think the fresh fruit and veg you buy at the supermarket is a lifeless ingredient? Think again.

Working or studying at home? Now is a great time to show both yourself and the planet some love. Read our top tips for boosting your wellbeing while reducing your environmental impacts.

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