London Met wins Green Apple for Environmental Improvement

The University has received a prestigious environmental award for significantly reducing waste across its three campuses.

Date: 13 November 2018

London Metropolitan University has been recognised for its efforts to reduce food waste at the prestigious annual Green Apple Environment awards.

Founded in 1994, the Green Apple Environment Awards recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world in both the public and private sectors. This year’s ceremony took place at the Houses of Parliament in London earlier this week.

Zanda Pipira, Sustainability Assistant at London Met, said: "We are delighted to win the 2018 Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice. As part of our Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2017 – 2020, we identified key environmental challenges, including waste. Our aim was to implement the waste hierarchy where possible, promoting elimination, reduction, reuse and recycling initiatives across the campus.

"The hope is that our waste and recycling projects will help to reduce our overall environmental impacts for our University and the local community.

"This is an ongoing project and is part of our wider sustainability journey."

Sustainability is a key commitment at London Met and the University works in conjunction with external companies such as Paper Round and CBRE to reduce the waste produced by the University. From recycling, to food waste, to reusing clothes, the sustainability team are always looking for new ways to improve the impact London Met has on the environment.

London Met has been widely recognised for its sustainability improvements over the past few years. From being announced as the best university for carbon reduction in 2015 and 2017, to winning the Energy Institute Awards in 2017, the University is always continually improving its sustainability efforts and looking for new ways to save energy to help the environment.