Our food composter wins Environmental Award

Friday 01-05-2015 - 13:05
Composter

Our food recycling efforts came top of the class yesterday after our composter won a waste prevention accolade at the Echo Environment Awards.

The composter, located in the basement of our building, has been hard at work since January recycling food refuse from The Sphinx, Courtyard and Guild Shop.

Over the last five months, over 793kg of our food waste has avoided landfill and thanks to our composter has been transformed into useable compost for planting on our roof garden and around campus.

The initiative, run by our Green Guild, was rewarded with a waste prevention award at the glittering ceremony at Isla Gladstone Conservatory in Stanley Park yesterday (30th April).

Vice President Alex Ferguson who champions sustainability said: “We’re delighted to win this award and to get recognition for our efforts to make the Guild and University of Liverpool a greener and more sustainable campus.

“The composter is an excellent example of the complete food cycle - once the food waste is repurposed into compost, we use it to grow new plants and crops which in turn provides educational and sustainable volunteering opportunities for students.

“We’re always looking for opportunities to develop our sustainable measures and will be introducing waste audits from the composter into the curriculum early in the next academic year.”

For more Green Guild initiatives, please visit our Green Guild pages.

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