We recognise that our operations result in emissions to air and water, and the generation of waste. We are therefore committed to minimising our impact on the environment by means of a programme of continuous improvement. Therefore we are committed to:
Find out more about the University Of Salford perspective and the estates .
Reusable Coffee Cups
The Students’ Union is going chewing gum free thanks to an innovative recycling idea.
Instead of ending up stuck on the ground, partner company Gumdrop transform the sticky mess into – coffee mugs!
Yes, coffee mugs – and reusable, unbreakable ones that you can buy on campus.
16 bright pink, bubble-shaped bins – themselves made of recycled gum – have been hung around campuses.
The gum is collected and we get these great mugs in return, and remember reusable mugs avoid the 25p 'disposable cup charge'!
Evie Adams, Sabbatical Officer for Science & Technology is behind the scheme based in University House on Peel Park Campus. With collaboration with who handed out 500 free in Welcome 2018.
Salford is one of the first universities in the UK to adopt the green scheme.
Mugs cost just £4 and are available from in the Café.
Find the interview with Evie Adams on turning chewing gum in to coffee cups here.
Gum across campus is being given a second chance in a new recycling project by the University and SU.
16 bins are located at entrances to all of the main buildings and walking routes. In hope that students and staff will choose to recycle rather than floor their gum!
Check out the University of Salford's article here: Give gum a second life.
Your Waste on Campus
The Students’ Union and across the university there is a campus wide recycling. Here at the SU we have continued with these schemes and are involved in a food composting scheme through .
See the University’s policy
NUS Green Impact
In 2018, Salford SU achieved 3 NUS Green Impact awards.