STUDENTS at the University of Warwick raised £46,928 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and helped cut waste on campus by donating unwanted clothes and personal items last academic year.
The Pack for Good campaign run by the charity encourages students to donate unwanted clothes.
At the end of the summer term in 2021 students had given 3,352 bags, adding up to over 26.8 tonnes of material and saved 272,906 kg of CO2 emissions
Wendy Roberts, director of accommodation and campus cleaning services at the University of Warwick said:”Not only does it provide clothes for the British Heart Foundation to sell in charity shops, but it gives new life to items and saves tonnes of material from going to waste.”
Warwick has been involved with the Pack for Good campaign since 2013 and in that time the BHF reports that students have donated 422.2 tonnes of material, saving 4,297,218 kilos of CO2 emissions and raising a total of £738,934 for the charity.
Professor Christine Ennew, Provost at the University of Warwick said: “This BHF initiative and these positive results demonstrate that students on campus can make a huge collective impact on reducing waste and carbon emissions by taking individual action.
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