WINNER (Student): Mathieu Augustin
Food Waste Network
Using a network of volunteer staff and student food waste champions from the faculty, leftover food from events and meetings on campus is advertised on a listserv then redistributed by members of the network via the food waste app OLIO. The project makes it easy for individuals to be proactive in reducing food waste within the workplace, providing an environmental and social benefit.
WINNER (Staff): Teresa Andersen and Tim O'Brien
Bluedot festival sustainability programme
The Bluedot festival has a commitment to continually innovate and advance the sustainability of the festival as well as discuss with audiences the fragility of planet earth - this includes visitor carbon offsetting and car sharing, zero waste to landfill, no single use plastic, food composting, sustainable festival power supplies, sustainability talks and activities to name a few.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Plant and Hope Team
We're currently living a mental health crisis among doctoral candidates, for this reason, Plant & Hope focuses on wellbeing and building a stronger postgraduate community through the power of plants. The project has run events to provide postgraduate students with plants to brighten their office environment and an opportunity to talk and connect with others.
Abdulrahman Bin Jumah
Platform molecules from chemical recycling of plastic waste
Working with Arthur Garforth, Maryam Malekshahian and Aleksander Tedstone on the recycling of waste plastics to chemicals that are reusable as feedstock (such as branched alkanes and aromatics) in different industries (e.g. petrochemicals and polymer production).
Sandra Taylor, Nick Matthews, Virginia Harvey and Nick Weise
Carbon Literacy in Action at MIB
"Our aim was to get people together in our building and raise awareness about the need to work in a more sustainable way. A leading group launched a 'green happy hour' event to provide a space and time to brainstorm ideas for how we could go about this in a practical manner."
Emmanuella Morsi and Shannon Winters
Circular Fashion Innovation
Catastrophic amounts of post-consumer waste is the reality of modern disposable fashion. Our innovative research project aims to challenge this through developing a circular system that repurposes waste substances into a new functional material. Thus far, our investigation is guiding us towards generating a 3D-printed textile, suitable for trainer soles.
Katrina Cullen and John Waters
Expanding recycling provisions in the Williamson and Simon Building
Expanding the local recycling provision to provide collection points for materials not normally recycled (e.g. stationary, crisp packets, confectionery wrappers etc.) but collected through Terracycle schemes - coordinated by the SU shop Want Not Waste. Six bins were deployed in Williamson Building & Simon building in October.