Plymouth Marjon University


Our Plastic Free culture

Plymouth Marjon University (PMU) is undertaking a range of activities to reduce plastic use across campus.

These include banning single-use plastic straws and cups, and changing to glass containers rather than plastic water bottles for group catering.

They have also banned balloon releases and are planning an education and behaviour change campaign for students and staff to encourage reduction in plastics used on campus, as well as to promote energy saving.

PMU is also aiming to reduce plastic bags used for waste and recycling – in line with a campaign to decrease the amount of waste going to landfill. Working with their supplier, Chartwells, they are aspiring to having 100% reusable or recyclable disposable food service packaging in their catering outlets by 2024.

About our University

Plymouth Marjon University (PMU) has, at its heart, education and the student experience. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, providing educational opportunities on a sustainable and spacious campus, with world-class facilities in a spectacular part of the world.

In addition to core teaching, all students are trained in graduate-level skills such as presenting with impact, managing interviews, and intercultural communication.

The cornerstone of the University’s civic role is the centrality of partnership and shared values. It attaches a high priority to the economic, social, environmental, and cultural life of the community, with sustainability a key driver.

PMU has recently invested in ground-source heating and solar to achieve net zero by 2030. From its earliest days, the institution has been providing life-changing experiences for students from diverse and often disadvantaged backgrounds. They encourage a values-led, supportive community that helps students develop academically and personally.

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