Tour of waste sorting site (a WasteNott event)

As part of our WasteNott campaign to reduce single-use plastic on campus, the University’s waste contractor, Enva, is holding tours of the Nottingham facility where our waste is sent.

Enva (formally Wastecycle) removes and processes around 3,000 tonnes of waste from the University of Nottingham every year. This waste is taken to Enva’s sorting site in Colwick, where it’s added to waste from Nottingham businesses and other universities and sorted using a blend of mechanical sorting and hand sorting.

This process means that more than 95% of our waste is diverted from landfill and reused, recycled or used for energy recovery.

Facilities at Enva’s Colwick site include:

The tour of Enva’s Colwick facility will take place 9.00am-12pm, Wednesday 28 November at Toton Building, Private Road No. 4, Colwick Industrial Estate, Nottingham NG4 2JT.

All are welcome but due to limited space, advance booking is required.

Attendees should also note the following important information:

  • A minibus will leave East Drive, University Park at 9am on the day of the tour, to transport attendees to the site.
  • Please give 24 hours notice if you are not able to attend the tour after booking on – this allows another person to make the most of the visit.
  • Tours will take place outside and warm clothes and sturdy shoes are recommended.
  • Personal protective equipment including steel cap boots and high-vis vests will be provided. If attendees have their own steel cap boots they are encouraged to bring them.

Register your attendance at Eventbrite by Friday 23 November 2018.

Can’t make the tour? Read Enva’s recent blog exploring what happens to waste generated at the University of Nottingham, and the importance of promoting reusable plastics instead of single-use plastics as a means to reduce waste. Read the blog.

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