Author: susthingsout

Change Today, Protect tomorrow. susthingsout is The University of Worcester's community blog on sustainability. It has an external facing side (as a publishing platform) and an internal learning side, which is private to the students and academics. Its impact is in linkages to sustainability projects (Academic, Social, Economic and Environmental) introduced into the curriculum by live internal and external events, student-led projects, talks, conferences, special features, guest contributors and case histories so students can see that we can change today to protect tomorrow.

PPE and its impact on the environment

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used to help limit the spread of infectious diseases to others and the wearer. It is widely used throughout healthcare sectors which come into contact with blood and other bodily fluids. Studies suggest that if each person in the UK wore a single-use face mask every day for 1 year, over 66,000 tonnes of unrecyclable plastic waste would be generated. Read more →


Mapping PNR parking for reuse

Through the University of Worcester’s continuing partnership with Worcester Polytechnic Institute, students have collaborated on a research project to quantify and map PNR parking in Worcester. The purpose of this research is to highlight the potential opportunities for reuse and redevelopment associated with local surplus PNR parking. Read more →