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Durham University

Greenspace

Waste Quiz

Is your knowledge of waste frankly a bit rubbish? Put it to the test in this waste quiz.

TRUE. That’s 3 hours of Game of Thrones or over 6 episodes of The Big Bang Theory.

(Source: recycling-guide.org.uk)

24. So do what you can to reduce the amount of paper that you use:

  • Avoid printing where possible;
  • Print double-sided or 2-to-a-page when suitable;
  • Reuse envelopes;
  • Reuse scrap paper for making notes...

(Source: recycling-guide.org.uk)

240

(Source: http://www.gracelinks.org/1361/the-water-footprint-of-food)

£10 billion. Please value the food that you have and don't let it go to waste.

If you eat in College, you can ask for a smaller portion if a serving looks too large and there are many servery sections that you can return to rather than overloading your plate first time round.

If you cook for yourself, there are lots of steps you can take to eliminate food wastage. These include freezing extra portions, keeping stock of best before dates, measuring food before you cook it etc. For more information and a range of handy tips, visit the Love Food Hate Waste website.

(Source: www.wrap.org.uk)

TRUE. If you are caught dropping litter in public, you could be issued with a fixed penalty notice of upto £150. Hold on to your waste and dispose of it in an appropriate bin.

Which bin should the following items be placed in at the University?

The BLUE PAPER/ CARDBOARD BIN. (Though if the packaging is dirty with food waste, please place in the black General Waste bin.)

These cannot be recycled so should be placed in the BLACK GENERAL WASTE bin.

There are specific boxes in which batteries should be recycled. (Never place batteries in any other bin in the university). Ask at your nearest Reception to find a suitable bin.

These cannot be recycled so should be placed in the BLACK GENERAL WASTE bin.

These cannot be recycled so should be placed in the BLACK GENERAL WASTE bin.

These cardboard cups can be placed in the BLUE PAPER/ CARDBOARD recycling bin – make sure it is empty of any teabags or granules first though.

Although these cups can be recycled, it is always best to try to prevent creating waste so try to always use a reusable cup where possible. Use your own mug in YUM and you will receive 20p off the price of any hot drink!

Despite the window, the whole envelope can be placed in the BLUE PAPER/ CARDBOARD recycling bin.