Nottingham Trent University has been ranked in the top 10 of the People and Planets, University League (previously the Green League) for the last 6 years in recognition of their commitment to building a sustainable environment.


As one of the UK’s largest Universities, NTU acknowledges its education and business activities significantly impact the environment at local to global scales. With targets set of recycling over 90% of waste across all campuses, a strong waste and recycling presence was required at NTU.


NTU needed to minimise waste through effective recycling and waste disposal systems, conforming to their Sustainable Purchasing Policy. The onsite assessment and client specification called for a robust, easily identifiable recycling system, customised and labelled for: paper and cardboard, plastic and cans, and general waste solutions.

“The University has made a commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and minimising waste. Working together as a university community, we will strive for excellence in environmental sustainability.”

Nottingham Trent University former Vice-­Chancellor, Professor Neil Gorman


Nottingham Trent University has accredited the recorded changes in the recycling tonnage as a result of improved facilities.

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“Nottingham Trent University are delighted with our new recycling bins. The simple and practical design has enabled us to increase our recycling rates in our building whilst keeping our cleaning team happy. The product provides great value for money and we have received good customer service from I’m Rubbish throughout the order process.”

Grant Anderson, Environmental Manager, Nottingham Trent University