The new service provides an opportunity to recycle blister packs

Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has expanded its recycling services with the addition of a receptacle for blister packs. This new service sits alongside existing recycling containers for used batteries, plastic bottle tops & lids, empty crisp packets, used postage stamps, and empty domestic printer ink cartridges.

The new recycling point for blister packs is located in the CELT building, making it easy for staff, students, and visitors to recycle this type of waste. This initiative will help to reduce the amount of blister packs going to landfill and contribute to BGU's commitment to sustainability.

The other recycling services offered by BGU are also making a positive impact on the environment and supporting various charities. Plastic bottle tops and lids are turned into garden furniture, pipes, and tubing, and benefit Dove Cottage Hospice. Meanwhile, empty crisp packets are sent to the Crisp Packet Project and turned into blankets for the homeless. Used postage stamps benefit Bransby Horses, and empty domestic printer ink cartridges generate a donation for St Barnabas Hospice.

The recycling services are supported by BG Green, the university's working group for sustainability that aims to reduce waste and promote eco-friendly practices throughout the campus. The addition of the new blister pack recycling point is a step towards achieving these goals.

Staff and students are encouraged to make use of these services and contribute to a greener, cleaner future, all while supporting important local causes.

13th February 2023

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