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The TwinsUK Sustainability Team meets quarterly to discuss initiatives to improve sustainability at TwinsUK. We work closely with the King’s College London Sustainability Group as part of their Green Impact awards, held annually in the summer term. We are currently working towards our Bronze Award in sustainability.

The TwinsUK Sustainability Team is led by Chloe Helsey, TwinsUK Administrative Assistant. Along with Rachel Horsfall, Lisa Nyamudyambanje and Ruth Bowyer the teams works to improve the sustainability of TwinsUK and the Department of Twin Research as a whole, as well as embedding a culture of sustainable practice.

Holiday Shut Down

Ahead of the Christmas holidays we are putting into plan a shut down procedure. Below is a helpful poster with what staff will need to do to help carry out the shut down.

Recycling Info for Staff

Following numerous questions from staff about what we can and cannot recycle in our local recycling bins, we have produced the following helpful information. We have displayed this on all our recycling bins.

The Friday Switch Off

To reduce energy use in the department, every Friday we remind staff to switch off their computer and monitor over the weekend, turn off lights and close any open windows.

Soft Plastics Bins

We have put new bins in our staff kitchens for soft plastics. These plastics cannot be recycled in curb side recycling bins but can be taken to larger supermarkets. The TwinsUK Sustainability Team empties these bins.

Below is a list of useful links to resources and information on sustainability.

The King’s  College London sustainability pages have lots of resources and ideas to help improve your sustainability.

Plastic free living on the KCL Sustainability blog by former team member Sarah Bailey

King’s College London recycling guidance

Guidance on recycling soft plastics