Charities we support

Our waste contractor Paper Round has charity partnership with Springboard for Children.

Springboard exists because every year in the UK, one in five children leave primary school without reaching the expected levels of literacy. This means that approximately 1.62 million children in English schools can’t access the school curriculum because they aren’t reading well enough.

Now, for every 10 working PCs or laptops we send for recycling, Paper Round will donate the value of one tutoring session for a child at risk of illiteracy.

Springboard provides one-to-one support to improve reading and writing for children who are in danger of being left behind in the education system. They only work one-to-one with children and always work in partnership with schools. They believe every child has the right to a fair chance of future success.

Our waste contractor Paper Round is working with award-winning food charity, FareShare, who fight food waste and make food more accessible for those who need it.

Each year a staggering 3 million tonnes of food is dumped by the food retail industry. FareShare distributes surplus food from supermarkets and producers to a network of homeless centres, hostels and soup kitchens around the country. Paper Round donates 25p per food waste bin collected from London Metropolitan University to FareShare, which pays for one meal for one vulnerable person.

The Book Rescuers have been providing book disposal and recycling services to our libraries since 2013.

This book disposal service is free of charge and we reduce our environmental impact by recycling and diverting hundreds of thousands of books from landfills by using The Book Rescuers charity.

Also some books that are out of date, or no longer relevant to the University curriculum, are sold online so they can enjoy a new lease of life and the money raised by the charity is used by Library Services to invest in the purchase of new books for London Met students. The Book Rescuers also work with The African Children’s Education Trust (A-CET). 

TRAID is a charity working to stop clothes from being thrown away.

TRAID turn clothes waste into funds and resources to reduce the environmental and social impacts of clothes. It is a circular and sustainable approach to the problems of clothes waste tackling disposal, production and consumption.
 
Our clothes collection points at the university are:

Aldgate Library (Ground floor)
Learning Centre (Ground floor)
Students' Union (Red zone)
Tower Building (The Junction)
Estates Department (T2-04)
Admin Block (Marketing)
Moorgate (Student Hub) 

European Recycling Platform is used in the University since 2010. 

Most types of batteries contain toxic heavy metals, including nickel, cadmium and mercury. All of these metals can be recovered and re-used. Recycling batteries is good for the environment as it keeps them out of the landfill, where heavy metals may leak into the ground, causing soil and water pollution and endangering animal and plant life. If batteries are incinerated with household waste, the heavy metals inside them cause air pollution.

Our battery recycling points at the university are:

Science Centre (SC2-15)
Aldgate Library (Ground floor)
Learning Centre (Ground floor)
School of Social Sciences (Red zone)
Estates Department (T2-04)
Admin Block (PR and Internal Communications, AB1-24)

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