The obligation for universities to address their corporate social responsibility is a challenge that University of East Anglia has risen to – and it is reaping the rewards. As part of an extensive review of sustainability issues, the internationally renowned university has recently installed an EcoPure Waters water filtration system in order to produce its own environmentally friendly and cost-effective filtered water.
It was an easy win in my opinion. The university is very keen to look at ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint – particularly by reducing the amount of packaging that goes into landfills. Previously, we were buying in plastic or glass bottles for our direct hospitality catering and functions, creating a high level of waste. Now we don’t buy-in any at all.
The results speak for themselves. The system was implemented in June and we have already seen major cost savings. We estimate that we will be saving in the region of £20,000 a year. It’s fantastic.
Paul Coleman, Head of Food Services