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Reducing plastic waste

We have taken a number of steps to reduce our waste, including offering a discount for cafe customers that bring their own reusable mug and ditching plastic straws.

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62,400 hours volunteered

Last academic year, we engaged 2263 UCL students in volunteering projects across London. Together they volunteered 62,400 hours of their time - that’s equivalent to one person volunteering full-time for over 32 years!

Volunteering Awards 2019 Volunteering directory

Food for thought

Student-led volunteering project Zero Food Waste will be collecting unsold food from our cafes and donating it to charity, reducing our environmental impact, and increase our social impact.

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