The The Centre for Enhancement in Learning and Teaching (CELT) has become the charity recycling hub for the University, bringing several charity collection points together into one convenient space to encourage recycling and support good causes.

The collection and recycling of crisp packets are hugely beneficial for one charity, the Crisp Packet Project, which uses donated crisp packets to produce a variety of items for homeless people and their pets including survival sheets/blankets, sleeping bags, cushions/pillows, bags, and pet beds. These items are produced by firstly washing the packets and drying them, cutting the packets so that they open flat, ironing the packets onto greaseproof papers sheets so that they fuse together, and finally fusing the sheets together to make the individual items.

We are also collecting plastic bottle tops to benefit Dove Cottage Hospice, empty domestic printer ink cartridges to benefit St Barnabas Hospice, and used postage stamps to benefit Bransby Horses. CELT also houses one of the campus’s two bins for used batteries.

The charity recycling point is available to all staff and students.

SU President Connor Short

BG Green, the University’s working group on sustainability and ethical practice, was established in April 2022 and meets monthly.

To find out more about BG Green, or to ask a question about sustainability and ethical practice at BGU email

2nd December 2022

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