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Wed 24 Mar - Thu 25 Mar 2021
10:00 - 11:30

Venue: UIS Online Courses - instructor-led

Provided by: Sustainability


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Single Out workshops
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Wed 24 Mar - Thu 25 Mar 2021

Description

We’ve known for many years that the 'make, use, dispose’ way of life is having a big impact on our environment. Our use of single-use items not only fills up landfills, chokes our rivers and seas, but also contributes to dwindling natural resources. Recent audits of the University of Cambridge’s waste have shown how big the issue of single-use disposable waste is, but there are also many great examples of waste reduction which reinforce just how big of a change we could make if we can better understand the issue of single-use disposables, and find solutions that help to reduce, replace, reuse or recycle the most problematic items.

In these two workshops, we'll be looking in detail at the findings of the recent 'Single out Survey' (https://www.environment.admin.cam.ac.uk/news/which-single-use-disposables-do-we-use-most-and-how-can-we-reduce-them) and focusing on finding solutions which eliminate, reduce, replace or recycle those items which add the most to the University’s waste. The workshop is being run jointly by the University Sustainability Team and OurCambridge's 'Simplifying Our Processes' team.

'There are two sessions:'

  • SESSION 1: Wed 24 Mar 2021 10:00-11:30 will focus on non-laboratory/non-research single use items (i.e. items associated with offices, deliveries, catering, cleaning etc).
  • SESSION 2: Thu 25 Mar 2021 10:00-11:30 will focus on laboratory/research-related single use items
Target audience
All staff
Students (e.g. PhD students) who work in University departments/buildings are also welcome to attend
Prerequisites

Participants will be asked to familiarise themselves with the Miro software before the session (guidance will be provided)

Sessions

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 24 Mar   10:00 - 11:30 * 10:00 - 11:30 * UIS Online Courses - instructor-led Peter Lumb
2 Thu 25 Mar   10:00 - 11:30 * 10:00 - 11:30 * UIS Online Courses - instructor-led Peter Lumb
* Optional session.
Objectives

Explore solutions to single use wastes at the University of Cambridge

Aims
  • Examine the results of the Single Out Survey
  • Explore the types of activity, and specific items, which generate the most waste
  • Evaluate the need for each type of single use item, as well as the processes which generate them
  • Develop a shortlist of options for eliminating, reducing, replacing or recycling each item, which can be trialled or adopted across the University
Format

Online workshop

System requirements

Access to MS Teams

Notes

Please note there are two sessions. You do not have to attend both, please pick whichever is more relevant to your own role/interests):

  • SESSION 1: Wed 24 Mar 2021 10:00-11:30 will focus on non-laboratory/non-research single use items (i.e. items associated with offices, deliveries, catering etc).
  • SESSION 2: Thu 25 Mar 2021 10:00-11:30 will focus on laboratory/research-related single use items
Duration

1.5hrs


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