During an afternoon event in February 2015, 15 large sacks of litter – eight of which were filled with recyclable material – were collected at Middle Mill halls of residence. This made a huge difference to the appearance and ecology of the site.
Beatrice Tomassi, Middle Mill resident and organiser of the litter pick said: "The litter pick allowed the green areas to breathe and shine again... We hope that the university can find an efficient way of keeping this beautiful area clean."
The Environmental Working Group is working with the Sustainability Hub and Student Engagement team to deliver future litter picks and litter reduction initiatives. Middle Mill and all campus sites are routinely monitored for litter.