Lifting the lid: Get students recycling - brought to you by SITA UK

Date First Broadcast Date 13 November 2013 13:00 - 14:00
Venue Webinar
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With new regulation affecting higher education establishments, waste management and recycling practices have never been more important to the higher education sector.

• In 2013, HE establishments will be required to report on the emissions associated with their waste arisings, as part of carbon accounting requirements set by the Higher Education Funding Councils
• Landfill tax is set to rise to £80 per tonne in 2014

On top of this the reputational and financial benefits of being recognised as an environmentally sustainable organisation has never been more important.

This webinar is relevant to anyone involved in working to increase recycling amongst student populations, including:
• Universities and colleges
• Student Unions
• University accommodation organisations
• Waste management companies
• Local authorities
• Third sector organisations


13.00-13.05 Welcome and introduction from Chair

13.05-13.15 Rachel Drayson, Senior Research Officer - Ethics and Environment, NUS Services Ltd

Rachel will discuss the results of a research project carried out by the NUS and SITA UK into the attitudes and behaviour of students towards recycling. More than 2,500 students were interviewed for this project, making it a unique and highly interesting piece of research.

13.15-13.25 Iain Boyd, Corporate Relationship Manager, EAUC

Iain will discuss the importance of stakeholder engagement to the success and longevity of behaviour change in recycling practices.

13.25-13.35 Jen Sadler, Waste Strategy Officer, Cardiff Council

Jen will deliver practical advice, off the back of the ‘Get it out for Cardiff’ initiative that three local universities, Cardiff DIGs and local charities, with the aim of educating students about waste minimisation.

13.35-13.55 Questions, answers and discussion with attendees

13.55-14.00 Chair's closing remarks

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Delivered by EAUC