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End of term recycling project under way

sam-recycle-mainbodyAs the end of term approaches University of St Andrews students are donating thousands of pounds’ worth of household goods to charities and to be reused.

In 2017/18 St And Re-use, a student-led part of the University’s Transition group, collected and gave away 2900kg of items valued at £26,000.

Items included:

  • electronics (325kg)
  • kitchenware (1180kg)
  • cutlery and utensils (382kg)
  • mugs and glasses (253kg)
  • hangers (110kg)
  • stationery (344kg)
  • clothing, books and sports equipment

The charities to benefit from donated items include Barnardos, Rotaract and LGBT+.

Ali Macleod, project manager of Transition University of St Andrews, said: “The annual end of term collection of household goods and other items donated by our students is well under way. Our volunteers undertake hundreds of hours of work to collect, sort and re-distribute all these goods.

“It’s a tremendous effort which benefits local charities and ensures that items and equipment in good condition are used again by others.

“Collections are taking place at halls and residences across the University and students living in private accommodation in the town can arrange for collections.”


Pictured: Sam Woolhead, who has just finished his degree in Sustainable Development at the University, storing some of the collected items.

Issued by the University of St Andrews Communications Office. Contact on 01334 46 2530 or via proffice@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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