Avery Hill Summer Term Reuse Project

Students, don’t chuck out stuff that other people would love to have! Simply put it aside so that when our annual Summer Term reuse Project starts you can donate it and help others that are grateful for your unwanted goodies.

Last year we collected approximately 6 tonnes, (equating to 20 tonnes CO2 and over £10,000’s worth of really useful stuff donated to the British Heart Foundation..

At Avery Hill and Greenwich Halls the project is being managed by Greenwich students, who visit students at their flats, putting up posters explaining the initiative and encouraging maximum student engagement. Our student’s work closely with the British Heart Foundation who provide collection bags fro all halls residents so that these can then be placed in the reuse bags bags and taken to collection points around our halls. Additionally over 150Kg of food was donated to the local Bexley Foodbank!

Check out some of the images & gifs from 2018 at the footer of this page.

What we’d love you to save & donate:

  • Clean pots, pans, crockery & cutlery & other kitchenwares & utensils
  • Clean  bedding, duvet covers, sheets, & pillowcases (sorry, no duvets or pillows)
  • Clean clothes and shoes
  • Complete games, packs of cards etc
  • Working electrical items
  • Furniture
  • Books, pictures
  • Food. Please leave this one of the cupboards of your kitchen and only include items that are unopened and in-date.
  • Anything else – that doesn’t go into recycling or black bags (see below)

What you can put in the recycling (clear bags)

  • Opened bottles of foodstuffs. Please wash out first!
  • Recycable packaging
  • Magazines

What you can put in the bin (black bags)

  • Opened packets of food (remember to recycle any recyclable packaging first)
  • Underwear.

When your blue reuse bag is full email sustainability@gre.ac.uk or tweet @Sustain_Greewich letting us know what flat and block you live in.

Thanks for all your help and have a great summer!!!







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