Our Sustainable Food Commitment focuses our efforts on five areas that have the largest climate impact.
One of the five areas focuses on reducing food waste. Some of our schemes to encourage this, which you can get involved with are:
Students, staff and visitors can bring their own container to one of the outlets listed below and buy surplus food for just £2.50.
The Munch Box initiative is available at the end of hot counter service until food runs out, at these locations and times:
- lime tree lunch: Monday to Friday, 2pm
- lime tree dinner: Monday to Friday, 7.30pm, Sunday, 5pm
- Sports Café: Monday to Sunday, 3pm
- Fountain lunch: Monday to Friday, 2.20pm
- Pavilion Cafe breakfast and lunch: Monday to Friday, 11am and 2.30pm
Too Good To Go
Download the Too Good To Go mobile app and get leftover food from The Market and Fresh at a discounted price.
Located outside the exit of Fresh, by the Amazon lockers, is our community fridge. Any short-dated food from the Fresh shop is placed in here, as when it is available. The food is free for you to collect, but please only take what you need and will use.
Food donation points
You can leave in-date, non-perishable food in the donation trollies, located on and off campus at the end of each term.
Food waste recycling for staff
We are currently rolling out a trial of food waste collection in staff kitchens. The waste is taken to an anaerobic digestion plant to generate completely renewable electricity, which is exported to the national grid. It also produces a digestate bio-fertiliser, which is used on crops on the surrounding farmland.