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As the greenery outside is coming into bloom, we wanted to share some top tips from Student ambassador Jennifer on living as a more environmentally friendly student! 🌲 ♻️ "Starve the general waste bin! If you’re living off microwave meals, buy the kind that come with recyclable packaging! Every food product you can buy comes with a small chart on the back breaking down which parts are recyclable and which aren’t. Buy flannels for cleaning instead of kitchen roll. Even old clothes and towels can be cut into rags to use for cleaning and chucked in with the washing machine. Food waste caddies are always hungry! A pillar of uni living is not knowing how much to put in a portion. If you can’t put food in the fridge or freeze it to keep, pick up a small green food waste caddy from your local council offices for free - caddy liner bags are £3 a pack. The food waste bins then go into your green wheelie bin! Banish the buds! Millions of cotton buds end up in the oceans every year, among our marine life. Due to their small size, they are often forgotten about. Invest in a reusable bud - there are options made of medical silicone and bamboo cotton. Less impact on the ocean and your wallet! Reel back on the wrap! Cling wrap can take decades to break down. A single strip of it used to wrap a sandwich in the 90s is still floating in the ocean, somewhere. Invest in some reusable silicone food pouches or beeswax food wrap for lunches. There are loads of independent companies on Instagram trying to get off the ground that stock these products for great prices and often in beautiful colours. Avoid plastic bags of produce at the supermarket! One branded supermarket produced 30,000 tonnes of single use plastic in 2018 alone. Take a paper bag to the supermarket to pop loose fruit and vegetables in whilst shopping. Behold the bottle! Flasks are an excellent, everyday underdog in the fight against plastic. Thousands of gorgeous designs are available from everywhere to TKMaxx to Flying Tiger. You’ll be spending less on countless plastic bottles of drink every day and being kinder to the planet!" #ARUProud #ARUHeroes #ARUGreen #Angliaruskin #ARU #springishere

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