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LEAFIELD Education Higher - 10.12.2014

Top 5 tips for recycling in 2015! LEAFIELD Education Higher - 9.12.2014

1. Set an Eco-challenge – how much paper can you save from landfill in say six months?
2. Download our FREE paper poster from
3. Use team briefings, noticeboards, internal intranet sites and newsletters to promote challenges to employees
4. Reward employees / teams with incentives
5. Share results and get feedback

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Big picture approach to recycling pays off at new learning centre LEAFIELD Recycle - 8.10.2014

Design, Buy, Build Magazine features new SteriBin for Bath Spa University state-of-the-art learning centre.

Big picture approach to recycling pays off at new learning centre.

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Big picture approach to recycling pays off at new learning centre LEAFIELD Recycle - 19.9.2014

Leafield Environmental has developed an internal recycling bin for Bath Spa University’s newly opened state-of-the art learning centre. The stylish SteriBin is a functional pedal-operated unit which blends seamlessly with the modern look and feel of the building.

Leafield Business Development Manager Vince Wright said: “Bath Spa’s sustainability team contacted us in the early planning stages to ask for help to develop a bespoke recycling solution to complement the contemporary building design.”

The SteriBin has integral pedals and wheels for easy transit to collection points and can be produced in a range of colours. The WRAP compliant vibrant lids can suit up to eight different waste streams and each bin can hold up to 65L capacity with an optional plastic liner. The handle was added to allow easy access to the bins for wheelchair users unable to operate the pedal.

“This is the second recycling bin Leafield has developed for Bath Spa University for faculty buildings and office areas but now we are also working on exciting new stacking bin to save space in student accommodation,” he said.

Note to editors:

  • Universities are putting waste management at the top of the agenda to maximise significant environmental benefits as well as cost savings. Installing a more efficient waste management system with clear signage can drive up recycling rates by more than 50% in just a few months.

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FREE Recycling Resource Pack available now LEAFIELD Education Higher - 17.9.2014

FREE Recycling Resource Pack – get yours now

FREE Recycling Resource Pack available now

Leafield has developed a FREE Recycling Resource Pack for businesses and the education sector – get yours now from

The pack contains free A4 and A3 size recycling posters for paper, cans, food, plastic and mixed recycling for placing near to recycling collection points and in offices, classrooms and corridors.

Great for sustainability officers, facilities managers and eco-groups to communicate key messages about recycling. As well as free posters the pack contains labels and stickers with Did You Know messages, a fun interactive quiz, word searches and some top tips for raising awareness about recycling and sustainability.

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Student Recycling Resource Pack from Leafield Environmental LEAFIELD Education Higher - 3.9.2014

Universities, Colleges, Academies. Coming Soon…FREE Recycling Resource Pack to download

A student recycling and waste survey conducted last year revealed that 50%* of students do not recall receiving information about recycling, which suggests there is a big opportunity to improve communication this year.

Leafield  is compiling a FREE  marketing support pack for academies, colleges and universities to help to engage students to recycle more.

Great for sustainability officers and eco-groups to communicate key messages about recycling, the pack contains free posters, a fun interactive student quiz, a press release and some top tips for raising awareness about recycling and sustainability.

More than 70 FE and HE establishments have already signed up for the new pack.

Available to download soon – register your interest here


*Source: SITA and NUS survey Lifting the Lid: student attitudes and behaviours towards recycling and waste – download a pdf 2013

New Student accommodation survey from UNITE reveals some interesting statistics on student life.

Students Matter 2014.

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