Are you a student? We know the student lifestyle budget isn’t always the biggest! Have you thought about reducing waste to save some extra pennies? We have put together a few hints and tips that can be applied to student life.
Not only does recycling and reducing waste help the environment, it saves you money too. It is simple to do and can be done from the comfort your uni digs!
University lectures (the ones after 9am you make it to😉) often results in stacks of paper handouts that can pile up, why not make notes on the back of them rather than using an additional notebook?
Not only will this help to reduce the amount of paper wasted but it will result in less resources needing to be bought.
Glass Bottle Lamps
Rather than throwing away your glass bottles after pre-drinks, why not upcycle them into something low cost and effective to decorate your room?
Lamps made from glass bottles look effective and are so simple to make, from alcohol bottles to pasta jars – anything works!
Simply choose one of your favourite glass bottles once it is empty and place some battery powered fair lights in them. Voila, the perfect bedroom decoration, you can even use them in the living room for some funky party decorations.
We know that university life can be busy and food can be the last thing on your minds which results in missed meals and a high volume of food waste.
By meal planning and batch cooking, not only will you save money, it will help to reduce the amount of food wasted. Batch cooking is a great way of using left over food and making plenty of meals to last you through the week.
Below is one of our favourite recipes!
Roast vegetable pasta bake
400g of Pasta
Any vegetable of your choice
Any spices of your choice – garlic and cajun are our favourite
1 x can of chopped tomatoes (or a jar of pasta sauce)
120g of Cheese – sliced or grated - however you like it!
- Set the pasta to boil
- Chop and fry or roast your vegetables
- Once the pasta and vegetables are cooked, add the pasta, vegetables, tomatoes and spices to a large oven safe dish and mix well.
- Top with your choice of cheese and bake for 20 minutes.
Each council is different with recycling methods for student living accommodation, for further guidance get in touch with your local council.
Do you have any food waste recycling hints or tips to share? We’d love to hear your top tips for wasting less and saving money at university, get in touch using the links below by tagging us or using #SYrecycles.