New student and staff cards to be 100% biodegradable

All new University cards and their holders for students and staff will be 100% biodegradable.

After a successful trial, Information Services will roll out the new BioPVC cards from August for new students and staff. The cards look and work the same as existing staff and student cards, but biodegrade in landfill without creating methane gas – even in an oxygen-free environment.

Existing plastic staff and student cards will not be replaced as long as they work, to avoid sending the older cards to landfill.

A number of environmental initiatives to reduce single-use plastics have already been introduced across the University, including replacing plastic milk sachets with glass milk bottles at events, swapping plastic cutlery for bamboo alternatives at University cafes, as well as changing plastic cold drink cups to eco-friendly corn starch cups.

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  1. Well done us.
    Maybe we should print the name a bit bigger too?

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