20 November 2015

Recycling at Castle Mill boosts charity campaign

British Heart Foundation

A trial of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) ‘Pack for Good’ campaign, which collects unwanted student belongings to stock their second-hand shops or to be recycled, has proved a great success at Castle Mill.

BHF collected 296 bags of donated goods from tenants, representing nearly a quarter of the total number of bags – amounting to nearly 10 tonnes – collected across the University between April and September this year.

‘Pack for Good’ has been supported by the collegiate University, Oxford City Council and Oxford Brookes for the last three years.  OUSU also helps by promoting the campaign to students. BHF estimates that each bag can be worth as much as £14, generating an anticipated £19,000 from all University collections this year – and nearly £100,000 across the wider city.

According to Head of Graduate Accommodation, Katie Scheinkonig, the scheme will be now be rolled to Summertown House over the next few weeks and, hopefully, to other locations next year.