Why is single use plastic a problem and what can be done about it?

Why is single use plastic a problem and what can be done about it?

There is more that we can do as a nation to win the war on food waste

There is more that we can do as a nation to win the war on food waste

Food waste is a growing problem with one third of food produced in the world going to waste. The UK is a culprit with households wasting, on average, £700 per year on food which is shocking when you consider that approximately 10 million people struggle to afford a meal in the UK.

Don’t waste this Halloween

Don’t waste this Halloween

London Metropolitan University's Sustainability Manager, Rachel Ward, speaks to us about the hidden wastage behind Halloween costumes and pumpkins.

What does London Met’s Sustainability Team get up to over the summer?

What does London Met’s Sustainability Team get up to over the summer?

Typically, you'd think universities don't get up to much when students go home. Not for London Met. Rachel Ward and her team have been up to all sorts to improve London Met's sustainability. Here's Rachel to tell us more.

Back to school: Capturing sustainability work opportunities

Back to school: Capturing sustainability work opportunities

In light of the Back to School period, London Metropolitan University's Sustainability Manager, Rachel Ward, describes how she managed to get her foot in the door and how today's students can do the same.

Why food and packaging waste is often a hidden behavioural problem

Why food and packaging waste is often a hidden behavioural problem

The cost of coffee cup disposal is considerable and at the University there is confusion over whether cups can be placed in recyclable or non-recyclable bins - which leads to contamination of waste streams.

Secrets to success: How London Met smashed its carbon reduction targets

Secrets to success: How London Met smashed its carbon reduction targets

After helping the University win 13 sustainability awards over the last two years and smashing our 2020 carbon target four years early the question I'm asked most is "How did you do it?".