Posted: Mon 6th Jun 2016

Love Bangor – Hey Punk Sort Your Junk -University Students’ New End Of Term Campaign

This article is old - Published: Monday, Jun 6th, 2016

Bangor University’s Student’s Union, in partnership with Gwynedd Council’s and Waste and Recycling Team and Tidy Towns, have launched their latest end of term student waste and recycling campaign. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Under the banner of Love Bangor – Hey Punk Sort Your Junk, the Students’ Union led campaign builds on from the success of several previous Bangor Pride campaigns. The campaign will assist students to recycle more and to carefully dispose of their end of term waste before leaving for home. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The campaign also helps students find key information about dealing with their household waste and recycling. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As part of the campaign, Gwynedd Council will again be providing extra end of term waste collections on streets with a high percentage of student occupancy. This will help to deal with the extra volume of waste anticipated at this busy time of the year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The University’s ‘Big Give’ initiative is also a significant part of the campaign, and provides students with an opportunity to donate to charity any unwanted items such as clothes, books and household goods. In previous years this initiative has been very successful in making sure that large quantities of unwanted items are re-used, whilst at the same time benefitting charitable causes. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor John Wynn Jones, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet member for the environment, said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“From Bangor Pride to Love Bangor, the University Students’ Union’s year on year commitment to promoting recycling, charitable donations and tackling end of term waste is most commendable. The partnership approach to addressing environmental problems in Bangor is alive and well and Gwynedd Council will again be supporting this important initiative with its end of term collections and Street Enforcement support. I do hope that the campaign is a great success.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Fflur Elin, Bangor University’s Student Union President added: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Uniting and strengthening the local community has long been an aim of Bangor Students’ Union and so the success of the ‘Hey Punk, Sort your Junk’ campaign has been very encouraging and is proof of the fantastic work that can be achieved when communities come together to tackle problems. It is also wonderful to see how willing our students were to engage with the campaign, a testament that more and more Bangor students are identifying as members of their local community rather than simply as tourists in the area.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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