Recycle Scotland has been proudly working with the University of St Andrews throughout the year, our collaborative efforts centered on the re-engineering and reupholstering of their existing furniture. This solution has offered the University of St Andrews a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to purchasing new, helping to align with their sustainability objectives.
University of St Andrews
Re-engineering Legacy Exam Furniture
A highlight of our project involved the re-engineering of their longstanding furniture used during exam period, which had been a staple in the education sector since 1972. By refurbishing and repurposing these pieces, we demonstrated our joint commitment to the transformative power of refurbishment, ensuring that these essential assets continue to serve the university for years to come.
The University of St Andrews is moving from a linear to a circular waste management system, which means we are reducing what we buy, reusing what we have and recycling what we no longer use. Adopting a circular waste economy aligns with the Scottish Governments target and is key to becoming a carbon net zero university by 2035. Working with Recycle Scotland is allowing us to put this into practice by remanufacturing products that would otherwise be disposed of. We look forward to working together in the future.Andy Stahly – Environment Manager
Impact and Sustainability
Our work with the University of St Andrews is representative of our dedication to the longevity and sustainability of furniture. By re-engineering and extending the life of essential pieces, we not only contribute to reducing waste but also foster a culture of responsible resource management within the education sector.
The University of St Andrews stands as a testament to our ongoing commitment to universities and colleges across the country. Through our collaborative re-engineering projects, we aim to create lasting impacts that benefit both academic institutions and the environment.