Langley College target recycling increase with Every Can Counts

Langley College, part of the Windsor Forest Colleges Group, is aiming to improve recycling across their college campus and to help with this they have partnered up with recycling programme provider Every Can Counts.

The college have introduced the Every Can Counts bins across their buildings, including three outdoor bin locations. The aim is to provide students with the opportunity to recycle their cans on the go and educate them at the same time through the joint communications campaign via the college and Every Can Counts.

The scheme, which has been implemented by the free to use Every Can Counts recycling programme, will aim to encourage over 3,500 students who study at Langley College to recycle their drinks cans.

To help launch the scheme, Langley College has displayed the Every Can Counts posters and communication materials across the site to increase awareness and to help encourage the students to recycle more.

Phil Davis, Head of Estates for the College, said: “Our aim is to further increase recycling across the college and the Every Can Counts programme is a great initiative to help encourage even more of our students and staff to recycle their drinks cans. As an organisation, we are committed to recycling and reducing our carbon footprint. By increasing the number of can recycling bins available, we have reduced our general waste costs, increased our recycling rates and increased awareness of the importance of recycling.  In fact, for every standard 1100 litre bin we switch from a general waste bin to a recycling bin we save approximately £500 per year, which is a huge saving for the college.”

Jonathan Easthope, Brand Manager for Every Can Counts, said: “Langley College have taken on the Every Can Counts programme with a proactive approach and by working together we aim to improve recycling across the site by introducing the Every Can Counts bins alongside the bespoke communications materials provided, we are able get the recycling message out to all the staff and students. We urge more colleges and universities to get involved and start working with the free to use Every Can Counts programme; whether universities are looking for help promoting existing recycling facilities, or for those looking to start a new recycling scheme from scratch, we’re here to help.”