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Falmouth University College


Sustainability is main priority for us and a theme that cuts through our strategies and day to day work across campuses. We are committed to supporting Falmouth University and the University of Exeter in their declarations of a Climate Emergency and will be looking to underpin their strategies with our work.

Our key sustainability themes are energy, waste, transport, biodiversity and food and drink. Projects include removing all plastic straws and reducing disposable hot drinks cup sales to ambitious energy and procurement initiatives.

You can help us make our campuses more sustainable. For instance, by making sure the correct recycling goes in the correct bin reduces the amount of waste sent to be burned. Link to Top Tips.

Here are just some examples of our work so far:

All products that are made in-house at Koofi are in biodegradable or compostable packaging. All disposable cutlery is now made from corn starch or birchwood and metal cutlery is on offer as an eat-in option.

We’re reducing the sale of disposable hot drinks cups by charging a tariff for them. To help reduce this even more, we’ll be supplying free, reusable hot drinks cups to 1,000 freshers in September.

We are working with suppliers to reduce packaging waste. For instance, Westcountry Fruit Sales now collects its mushroom crates and other packaging to reuse.

Since 2006, we have reduced Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by approximately 40% by installing technologies including LED lighting, photovoltaics and combined heat and power systems.

There is always more we can do so, if you have any suggestions, please email

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Future Spaces

Future Spaces - ambitious plans are underway to create more, high quality study and social space!

For more detail including fly throughs of the plans ...

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16 July 2019


Penryn Campus gardens and grounds have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world, for the third year in a row.