University of Worcester reaches greener heights through sustainable tender
The University of Worcester is one of the fastest growing universities in the UK with
student applications rising three times faster than the national average. Ranked as
one of the greenest universities in the country, it was also the first to be awarded
EcoCampus Platinum for the entire organisation.
"As the University grows and acquires new sites across the city, there is a need to
sustain and grow our green credentials alongside. With a forthcoming waste tender
we saw the opportunity to explore how we could improve our recycling and waste
protocols and processes to build upon our current successes."
Tom Taylor, Assistant Director of Security & Operations, University of Worcester
Working in collaboration with the Facilities Department and other stakeholders, i-Clean
reviewed and benchmarked waste processes, streams and volumes. The output report
commended areas of best practice and highlighted opportunities to increase recycling,
reduce costs, improve rebates and drive ongoing sustainability. The Facilities
Department responded proactively by implementing a clear bag policy and making
immediate changes to the configuration of waste consoles to favour recycling.
i-Clean revised the waste tender document extracting further value for the University
(including rebates, changes to weights and collections, management information and
a fixed pricing period), supported the selection process for a new provider and
facilitated the roll-out of a new internal recycling and waste collection system.
"i-Clean's knowledge was unquestionable and their breadth of contacts invaluable.
They supported us from start to finish, built trusting relationships and instilled
confidence in our team.
As a result of their work we have increased our recycling by 20%, reduced our costs
through the tender process, engaged in the circular economy and reduced our carbon
footprint as a result of all of these activities. We also know where all of our materials
are going to including local distances, and have the right provider in place to meet our
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER
The University of Worcester
has established a reputation for
world-class teaching and
practical, purposeful research,
delivering degree programmes
to nearly 10,000 students and
employing more than 1,100
The University has undergone
significant growth over the last
few years, expanding into new
subject areas, more than
doubling student numbers and
investing substantially in staff
and new facilities.
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