Aston University goes Plastic Free

Lead Organisation

Aston University – SWM Member

Partners: Sustainability Team, Catering Team, Conference Aston and the Students’ Union


The aim of this project was to reduce single-use plastic consumption on campus through a number of different means including encouraging behaviour-change such as encouraging use of reusable cups for hot drinks, encouraging tap water consumption, and not using balloons at graduations.

Results and achievements

The implemented reductions have led to the campus drastically reducing it’s consumption of single-use plastics and being granted Plastic-Free status by Surfers Against Sewage as well as raising awareness of the issues surrounding single-use plastics to staff and students.

Links and contact information

View the full Aston University Case Study – Plastic Free Campus

The contact for this project is Andrew Bryers – Energy and Sustainability Manager

Find out more about EnTRESS here.